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Goodale State Park

Goodale  State Park

Tall cypress trees that enchant the eye. A Civil War-era mill pond that abounds with wildlife. And a nature trail waiting to be explored.

N.R. Goodale State Park near Camden is home to these attractions and hidden surprises, such as a 3-mile cypress canoe trail that takes paddlers quickly back into a world they didn’t know existed so near to town.

A longtime community favorite, Goodale also offers shoreline fishing, canoe rentals, picnicking and hiking.


  • Admission: Free admission
  • Days and Hours of Operation: 9am to 6pm, daily
    Winter hours of operation: Fr-Su 9am to 6pm, Dec.1-March 14.
  • Office Hours: 11am-noon, daily


  • Driving Directions:
    From I-20: Take Hwy 521 (exit 98) toward Camden for 2.3 miles. Turn right onto DeKalb St/Hwy 1 and drive 3 mi. Turn right onto Stagecoach Rd. and drive 2.4 miles. Turn left onto Park Rd. and look for park signs. Park entrance is .2 miles on the right.
  • Counties: Kershaw
  • Acreage: 763
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 7
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 2


  • Charleston, SC: 129
  • Columbia, SC: 37
  • Florence, SC: 50
  • Greenville, SC: 138
  • Charlotte, NC: 80
  • Raleigh, NC: 168
  • Atlanta, GA: 248
  • Augusta, GA: 110


  • 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 is no camping available at this Park.
  • 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

650 Park RD
Camden,SC 29020
Phone: (803) 432-2772
Kershaw CountyCamden