Goodale State Park

Goodale State Park is a state park located just outside Camden. In addition to a 140-acre (0.57 km2) lake, that is actually a Civil War era mill pond, this park also has canoe access to Pine Tree Creek. A canoe trail follows this creek for three miles (5 km) as it winds through the parks tall cypress trees. Admission to the park is free.

Goodale Canoe Trail

I have to admit: I’m terrible at steering a canoe. But even I enjoy the canoe trail at Goodale State Park.You can bring your own canoe or kayak, or you can rent a boat, paddles, and life jackets from the office near the main parking lot. It’s $10 for a half day or $20 for a full day. The park employees will unlock a canoe for you and help you get it to the shore.

Goodale Nature Trail

We’re lucky to have Goodale State Park right here in Kershaw County. This nature trail allows you to get out in the woods and enjoy peace and quiet.To find the trailhead, enter Goodale State Park and follow the driveway straight until the drive turns sharply to the right.

Goodale Lakeside Trail

This short out-and-back trail travels along the side of the lake at Goodale State Park. The trail begins near the canoe rack. The trail is flat for most of the way, with roots to step over. There are several places that are nice for fishing, as well as a few places where you can easily hike down to take in the peaceful scenery around the creek, too.