Aiken State Park
1145 State Park RD | Windsor, SC 29856 | Phone: 803-649-2857 |
  • Canoeing on the Edisto River
  • Aiken State Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps
  • Spring-fed Lake at Aiken State Park
SPECIAL NOTICE: Canoe rentals for the Edisto River are cancelled until further notice.

Due to river levels and the weather forecast, river rentals are subject to cancellation at any time. Please contact the park directly for up-to-date information.

Staying at Aiken State Park and looking for something to do in the Aiken area?  Check out these itineraries put together by City of Aiken:  Family Itinerary, Couples Itinerary & Equestrian Enthusiast Itinerary.

Our Ultimate Outsider stamp can be found at the park office to the right of the front door in a wooden box.
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South Carolina State Parks

Located in Aiken County, Aiken State Park sits nestled along the South Edisto River in an outdoor-lover’s paradise. Aiken’s most notable attraction is the still, black water of the South Edisto River - fishing and canoeing are both popular here. A 1.7-mile canoe and kayak trail winds down the South Fork of the Edisto River. Fishing for bream, bass and catfish can be enjoyed from along the bank.

Aiken State Park is also as rich in its history as it is natural beauty. During the Great Depression, an African American detachment of the Civilian Conservation Corps built the park.  Their work can still be seen in some of the remaining structures as well as interpretive signage.

Check out other South Carolina state parks to find the best South Carolina mountain bike trails and attractions such as Charles Towne Landing.


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

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

  • Office Hours : 11 a.m.-noon


  • Pets : 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. Pets are not allowed in or around lodging facilities.