Things To Do
Equestrian Permit Form
SPECIAL NOTICE: On Monday, Jan. 20, we will begin a riverfront improvement project at Givhans Ferry State Park. During this time, river access will be very limited, and at times there may be no access at all. Please contact the park directly for more information or to find other points of access to the Edisto River. Thank you for your cooperation.
: Enjoy fishing in the Edisto River for flathead, catfish, red breast, channel catfish, largemouth bass, striped bass, shellcrackers, blue catfish and eels.
A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.
Tackle Loaner Program
: This park participates in the Tackle Loaner Program sponsored by the SC Dept. of Natural Resources. Rods and reels are available for loan at the park office.
Boating and Boat Access
: Access on the Edisto River is available at a drop off area.
A boat ramp is located three miles from the park.
A canoe trail between Colleton and Givhans Ferry is 21 miles by river and 15 miles by highway. Seven to nine hours paddling time is required for the full distance depending on current.
OTHER AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES
Park Store/Gift Shop
: A small selection of retail items are available in the park office. These include: tshirts, caps, mugs, patches, etc.
: The playground is located across from the Community Building.
: Swimming is permitted in the Edisto River. There is no designated swimming area and all swimming is at your own risk.
: Bird watching is a popular activity at the park. Numerous species can be spotted along the trails and river.
: Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.
Other Facilities and Activities
: The park also has volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and games are available for check out at the park office.
: The River Bluff Nature Trail is a moderate 1.5 miles. This multi-purpose trail may be used for hiking or biking.
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