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Goodale State Park

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Nice small state park

This park has a well maintained hiking trail that is just over two miles long. Very pleasant walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Faye P
Amazing Cypress trees

A fun place to visit. Awesome views of cypress trees. The place is a little overgrown but still... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
Dale Jr M
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“cypress swamp”(2 reviews)
“hiking trail”(2 reviews)
“picnic tables”(2 reviews)
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650 Park Rd, Camden, SC 29020-9017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park has a well maintained hiking trail that is just over two miles long. Very pleasant walk. There is also a small lake for fishing, canoeing and kayaking.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Faye P
Reviewed January 13, 2019

A fun place to visit. Awesome views of cypress trees. The place is a little overgrown but still worth the trip. The canoe trail is a fun adventure along with the walking trails.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dale Jr M
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I walked the one mile trail over the mill race and dam that creates this beautiful cypress swamp. The short trail is a pretty and manageable walk that frames the cypress swamp. The cypress trees stand tall in the shallows underneath the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 726vickieh
Reviewed January 22, 2018

If you have a kayak. You can go back in the swamp. Fishing. Alligators.. Birds of all kinds. Snakes. No swimming.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Sheilah650
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Nice view of a small cedar swamp and spillway. Walking trail was perfect for taking the dog for some exercise. Easy access, easy trail and free.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Shawn D
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

A pleasant surprise to find this treasure. Nice lake for canoe and kayak, trails to walk, wildlife. Lot's of birds, deer, and of course the "quiet" of the woods. Only the birds singing, the crunch of leaves under your feet, a deer caught in surprise....More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank JB957
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Brought my dog since most dog parks are so far away. Thought this could be a place we could walk/hike that's close. First off there were no signs to direct you where to go. I finally just parked the car and got out. Found a...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 343renatej
Reviewed February 15, 2017

At one time this was a very good park and place to go swimming . I can remember going there growing up and it was the next best thing to going to a beach anywhere nearby . It had a sandy area for sunbathing and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Cindy K
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Goodale State Park is a beautiful place to visit. There are many things to do here: fishing, canoeing, and hiking. There is a small playground area as well. I have traveled to Camden many times and just recently found out about Goodale State Park. It...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank AMiller121
Reviewed July 15, 2016

Great for hiking, bird watching, picnicking and alligator watching. This is a secluded park that is worth checking out .

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank HappySC
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