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9 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily

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Free admission

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Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

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1 Carolina bay, an elliptical depression of unknown origin

1 mile kayak trail which takes paddlers past the Carolina bays

1150 foot boardwalk through a cypress-tupelo swamp

1 picnic shelter that accommodates up to 50 people, that is available for rent

81 bird species that have been seen and reported within the boundaries of the park

0.75 mile loop trail, the Mill Pond Nature Trail

1590 acres of parkland in the coastal plains region of South Carolina

Woods Bay State Park


Area Info

For more information on things to see and do in the area:

  • Driving Directions: From I-95: Take exit 141 onto Hwy 53/58 Eastbound. Go S. on Hwy 58 toward Shiloh. Turn E. onto Woods Bay Rd. (Hwy 48). Travel approximately 4½ mi the park will be on the right.

    From Myrtle Beach & Conway: Take U.S. Hwy 378 West. After Lake City, exit right onto SC Hwy 341 North. Continue on 341 North through Olanta. Drive approximately 2 miles and then turn left onto Norwood Road (SC-S-43-150). At the stop sign turn right onto Woods Bay Road (Hwy 48), the park entrance will be on the left.

  • Counties: Florence, Sumter and Clarendon counties
  • Acreage: 1590
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 16
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 3
  • Augusta, GA: 150
  • Charleston, SC: 90
  • Columbia, SC: 75
  • Florence, SC: 25
  • Greenville, SC: 175
  • Raleigh, NC: 163
  • Charlotte, NC: 134
  • Atlanta, GA: 280