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Woods Bay

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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


Top 5 Things To Do

  1. Walk down the boardwalk and see all of the plants and animals that live in Woods Bay.
  2. Observe the many migratory birds that use Woods Bay as a stopping point as they fly south.
  3. Paddle the 1-mile Kayak Trail and observe the herons, egrets and ospreys in their natural habitat.
  4. Take a walk around the historic Mill Pond where several working grist mills were once in operation.
  5. Walk on the sand rim and see a unique feature of a Carolina Bay.