A paddler’s paradise, this Lowcountry park sits a short distance from I-95 and connects to Givhans Ferry State Park via 21 miles of blackwater river. Colleton State Park provides easy access to the Edisto River, one of the longest free flowing, blackwater rivers in the country, and serves as the headquarters for the Edisto River canoe and kayak trail.
Other amenities at Colleton include an easy nature trail, a campground, picnic shelters and ballfields.
Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing in the Edisto River for bream, redbreast and catfish. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.
Freshwater Fishing: Yes
Boating and Boat Access: Access on the Edisto River is available at a drop off area. A boat ramp is 1/4 mile from park.
A canoe trail between Colleton and Givhans Ferry is 21 miles by river and 15 miles by highway. Seven to nine hours paddling time is required for the full distance depending on current.
Playground Equipment: Yes
Picnic Shelters: Yes
Swimming: Swimming is permitted in the Edisto River at your own risk. There are no lifeguards on duty and no designated swimming area.
Bird Watching: Bird watching is a popular activity at the park. Birds are best viewed along the river or Cypress Swamp Trail.
Other Facilities and Activities: The park has a ballfield and volleyball area for use by park visitors. Board games and equipment for outdoor games are also available for checkout from the Ranger Station.
Interpretive Trails: The Cypress Swamp Trail is a 0.3-mile self-interpretive walking trail
Biking Trails: Biking is permitted on the park roads but not on the interpretive trail.
Camping Information: The main roads at the park and in the campground are paved. Each site is packed sand and has individual water and electrical hookups. Some sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet, others up to 25 feet. The campground is convenient to restrooms with hot showers.