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Woods Bay

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HOURS

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

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ADMISSION

Free admission

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PETS

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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BY THE NUMBERS

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

Midlands

Things To Do

  • Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing off the boardwalk into a Carolina Bay. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • Boating and Boat Access: The canoe trail at Woods Bay is subject to fluctuating water levels. At times the waters are too low for navigation. Please contact the park directly for current trail conditions. The one-mile canoe trail guides visitors through a portion of the Carolina Bay.

    Private canoes and kayaks are allowed in the bay.

  • Paddling: Yes
  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Bird Watching: Up to 81 bird species have been surveyed at Woods Bay State Park. The best places to bird watch are from the wetland boardwalk and around the Mill Pond Trail.

  • Geocaching: Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Birding: Yes
  • Walking/Nature Trails: The Mill Pond Nature Trail is an easy 3/4-mile loop. Guests will also have the opportunity to experience life in a Carolina Bay along the 500-foot boardwalk.
  • Hiking: Yes