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N.R. Goodale State Park

For decades N.R. Goodale State Park has been offering the Camden area a serene setting for picnicking, fishing, and boating. The day-use park is named for a Camden florist who led the acquisition of the land for Kershaw County community retreat in the early 1950’s.

A focus of the park is a Civil War-era mill pond that is a 149-acre lake popular with fisherman and paddlers alike. Boat rentals and a three-mile canoe trail allow visitors to see up close an intriguing flooded cypress forest full of interesting flora and fauna. The park also has a rental community building.

NR Goodale State Park


  • Picnic Areas
  • Jon Boat Rental
  • Canoe Rental Kayak Rental
  • Playground
  • Fishing
  • Nature Trail
  • Community Building Rental

Park Information:
Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily
Phone:  (803) 432-2772 (Office Hours 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Address:  650 Park Road, Camden, SC 29020
Reservations:  Toll-free (866) 345-PARK (7275) or, online at

Directions From I-20:

  • Take exit 98 (Camden hwy 521)
  • Head towards Camden (go 2.3 miles on 521)
  • Make right turn on DeKalb St. also US #1 (third traffic light)
  • Go 3 miles on DeKalb St. US #1
  • Make right turn on Stagecoach Road (two BP gas stations on left…. Brown sign on right “N.R. Goodale State Park”
  • Go 2.4 miles on Old Stagecoach Road
  • Make left on Park Road (Brown sign on left “N.R. Goodale State Park”)
  • Go .2 miles (enter park on right)

Lake Wateree State Park

waterskiingThe park’s 238 acres features a lakeside campground, nature trail, picnic area with playground equipment, a tackle shop and park store, and a boat ramp. The park is home to many species of wildlife, which includes an abundance of whitetail deer, gray squirrels, raccoons, opossums and wild turkey.  Bird species include egrets, blue heron, mallards and wood ducks. The parks’ close proximity to I-77 is popular with campers, fishermen and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

  • 881 State Park Road
  • Winnsboro, SC 29180
  • (803) 482-6401
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