Givhans Ferry State Park
746 Givhans Ferry RD | Ridgeville, SC 29472 | Phone: 843-873-0692 | givhansferry@scprt.com
  • The Edisto River at Givhans Ferry State Park
  • Squirrel at Givhans Ferry State Park
  • Historic CCC Community Building at Givhans Ferry State Park
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.

Horseback riding is allowed on the Old Loop Trail at Givhans Ferry State Park from November 1 through February 28.  
Download our brochure for more information, read the equestrian regulations and view and complete the equestrian permit form.
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Introduction

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!

HOURS AND ADMISSION

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

PETS

  • 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.