Goodale State Park

650 Park RD
Camden, SC 29020


Tall cypress trees that enchant the eye, a Civil War-era mill pond that abounds with wildlife, some of the best kayaking in South Carolina and a one and a half mile, sandy nature trail waiting to be explored can all be found at Goodale State Park.

Goodale is sure to please those who love wilderness canoe trips and kayaking in South Carolina, as paddling is one of the park’s main attractions. A little-known paddling trail winds for three miles through cypress trees and aquatic plants and is perfect for wilderness canoe trips taken not so far from the city.

A longtime community favorite, Goodale additionally offers shoreline fishing and picnicking.

Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing in the park's 140-acre lake for bass, bream and catfish. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.
Fishing: Yes
Freshwater Fishing: Yes
Boating and Boat Access: Private boats with electric trolling motors, canoes and other non-motorized boats are allowed on the park's 140-acre lake. Boats must register.

Fishing Boat Rentals: Non-motorized fishing boats rent for $7/half day; $12/day from Th-M on a seasonal basis.

Boating: Yes
Paddling: Yes
Playground Equipment: Yes
Picnic Shelters: Yes
Playground: Playground equipment consisting of swings only are available for park guests to use.

Bird Watching: A variety of waterfowl can be seen around the lake area, especially during the winter months.

Birding: Yes
Interpretive Trails: The park has a one-mile self-interpretive nature trail. In addition the park offers a three-mile canoe trail on the park lake and Pine Tree Creek.

Hiking: Yes

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