Goodale  State Park
650 Park RD | Camden, SC 29020 | Phone: 803-432-2772 |
  • Cypress filled mill pond at Goodale
  • Looking through the trees at Goodale State Park
  • Pitcher plants at Goodale State Park
All rentals at Goodale State Park are closed from December through February.  All rentals, including boat rentals will resume on March 1.

Boat rentals are available on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Please contact Sesquicentennial State Park at 803-788-2706 for more information.

Our Ultimate Outsider stamp can be found on the outside wall of the office building facing the road.
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Tall cypress trees that enchant the eye, a Civil War-era mill pond that abounds with wildlife, some of the best kayaking in South Carolina and a one and a half mile, sandy nature trail waiting to be explored can all be found at Goodale State Park.

Goodale is sure to please those who love wilderness canoe trips and kayaking in South Carolina, as paddling is one of the park’s main attractions. A little-known paddling trail winds for three miles through cypress trees and aquatic plants and is perfect for wilderness canoe trips taken not so far from the city.

A longtime community favorite, Goodale additionally offers shoreline fishing and picnicking.

Want more South Carolina parks? Explore a paddler’s paradise at Colleton State Park or enjoy a unique experience at the prime South Carolina golf resort found at Hickory Knob State Resort Park!


  • 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


  • 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.