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Givhans Ferry State Park

Givhans Ferry State Park

Givhans Ferry State Park is the perfect place to take a float down the serene Edisto River, the longest free-flowing blackwater stream in North America.

On the dry side, Givhans Ferry boasts a well-regarded mountain bike trail, shady campgrounds and well-kept, rustic cabins that offer a peaceful stay in the rural Lowcountry woods and an easy drive to historic Charleston.

Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Great Depression, the park is part of the 56-mile long Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail, and is at the end of a popular 21-mile downstream paddle from Colleton State Park.

A natural retreat, Givhans Ferry State Park is also known for its limestone river bluff and sinkholes, some six to eight feet deep.


  • Admission: $5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free.
  • Days and Hours of Operation: April-Sept. 9am-9pm. Mid Sept.-Oct., M-Th 9am-6pm, F-Su 9am-9pm. Nov.-March 9am-6pm.
  • Office Hours: 11am-noon & 4-5pm, daily


  • Driving Directions:
    From I-95: Canadys exit. Turn left and drive 17 mi. Cross the Edisto River and take the first left onto Givhans Ferry Rd.

    From I-26: Take exit 187 onto Hwy 27 towards Ridgeville and go 1 mile to Hwy 78. Take a left and go approximately ¼ of a mile and take a right on Hwy 27. Stay on Hwy 27 for 7 miles to Hwy 61. Take a right on Hwy 61 for 3 miles to Givhans Ferry Road. Turn rt and park entrance is ¼ mile on the left.

  • River Location: Yes
  • Counties: Colleton and Dorchester
  • Acreage: 988
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 18
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 15
  • Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 1


  • Charleston, SC: 35
  • Columbia, SC: 80
  • Florence, SC: 100
  • Greenville, SC: 185
  • Charlotte, NC: 160
  • Raleigh, NC: 235
  • Atlanta, GA: 251
  • Augusta, GA: 100
  • Savannah, GA: 69


  • Are there Cabins or Villas at this Park?: There are four cabins at this Park. Please click on the Lodging menu item above to see detail information. To check availability and/or make a reservation, click the Park Reservationsbanner on the right of this page.
  • 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: We try to provide you with as much information as possible on this website to assist you in selecting your favorite State Park and book your reservation on-line. However, if you can't locate the information you are looking for on this site, please feel free to email the park at We will respond to your email as soon as possible.

Contact Information

746 Givhans Ferry RD
Ridgeville,SC 29472
Phone: (843) 873-0692
Dorchester CountyRidgeville