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Aiken State Park

Aiken State Park

Set against the calm, winding South Edisto River, Aiken State Natural Area is a popular destination for the family or a budding naturalist.

The beautiful park in rural Aiken County offers canoeing in the river, peaceful picnicking, fishing in the river and the park’s spring-fed lakes, campground and trailside camping and hiking trails.

The 1,000-acre site is uniquely diverse, combining a blackwater river and swamp, bottomland forest and dry sandhill pine forest.

Aiken State Park also has its place in history. It was built during the Great Depression by an African American detachment of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Interpretive signage tells their story and their work can still be seen in some of the park’s original structures and features.

HOURS AND ADMISSION

  • Admission: $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free

  • Days and Hours of Operation: M-Su 9am-6pm (extended to 9pm F and Sa during daylight savings time.)

  • Office Hours: 11am-noon

LOCATION

  • Driving Directions:
    From I-20 Westbound:Take exit 33 and drive towards Wagener. Turn right at light then an immediate right again onto Hwy 302. That takes you straight to the park.

    From I-20 Eastbound:Take exit 22 onto Hwy 1 towards Aiken. Take Hwy 1 to Hwy 78 and look for park signs.
  • River Location: Yes
  • Counties: Aiken
  • Acreage: 1067
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 20
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 16
  • Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 16

MILES TO:

  • Charleston, SC: 114
  • Columbia, SC: 50
  • Florence, SC: 130
  • Greenville, SC: 112
  • Charlotte, NC: 150
  • Raleigh, NC: 260
  • Atlanta, GA: 179
  • Augusta, GA: 32

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Are there Cabins or Villas at this Park?: There are no cabins or villas at this Park.
  • What kind of camping is available at this Park?: There are 25 sites with electric and water and a primitive camping area for group camping. Please click on the Camping menu item above to see detail information. To check availability and/or make a reservation, click the Park Reservations banner on the right of this page.
  • What are your overnight rates at this Park?: Rates vary depending on campsite amenities. General information is available on the Camping pages of this site. Please click on these menu items above for more information
  • Are there any Overnight sites available?: Please click on the Park Reservations banner on the right of this page to check availability and make your reservation.
  • What kind of activites are available at this Park?: Fishing, Boating, Picnicing, and Trails are available. Please click on the Things To Do menu item above for more details.
  • If you cannot find it on this website: email the park at aiken@scprt.com. We will respond to your email as soon as possible.

Contact Information

1145 State Park RD
Windsor,SC 29856
Phone: (803) 649-2857
Aiken CountyWindsor