Givhans Ferry State Park
746 Givhans Ferry RD | Ridgeville, SC 29472 | Phone: 843-873-0692 |
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Join us the first Friday of every month until November to paddle the Edisto River with a ranger! Get more information here

Book your Saltwater Kayak Fishing Expedition from Givhans Ferry State Park! Dates available are Oct. 10-12, 17-19 or 24-26.  Click here for details!

Visit the Edisto River Canoe & Kayak Trail website.  This site has information about the Edisto River, trip planning, canoeing and kayaking tips, outfitter information and more!  Click here.

Our Ultimate Outsider stamp can be found at the kiosk in front of Riverfront Hall. We also have stamps in the office and welcome station at the park.
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A natural retreat in the Lowcountry woods, Givhans Ferry State Park sits at the end of the 21-mile long stretch of Edisto River kayaking paradise known as the Edisto River kayak and canoe trail that begins at Colleton State Park.

The Edisto is the longest free-flowing, blackwater river in North America, and glimpses of it can be seen from the bluffs outside the rustic, Givhans Ferry State Park cabins, as well as from the back porch of Riverfront Hall, a group gathering facility. A shaded campground, nature trail and picnic shelters are also available at the park.

Enjoy Edisto River kayaking and canoeing, trails, fishing and more at Givhans Ferry State Park. Cabins and campsites are available–reserve yours today! Explore another Lowcountry South Carolina park at Lake Warren!


  • 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. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mid Sept.-Oct., M-Th 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., F-Su 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Nov.-March 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Office Hours : 11 a.m. - noon & 4 - 5 p.m., daily


  • Pets : Pets are not allowed in the cabins or the cabin areas. Pets are allowed in most other 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.