Colleton State Park

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Colleton State Park
Type state park
Location Colleton County, South Carolina
(Lowcountry region)
Nearest city St. George
Walterboro
Coordinates 33°03′45″N 80°36′57″W / 33.06250°N 80.61583°W / 33.06250; -80.61583Coordinates: 33°03′45″N 80°36′57″W / 33.06250°N 80.61583°W / 33.06250; -80.61583
Area 35 acres (0.14 km2)
Elevation 78 feet (23.8 m)
Created 1944
Operated by South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Camp sites limited[1]
Hiking trails Cypress Swamp trail (0.3 mi)
Other information Free admission
Hours: 9 a.m. to sunset
Pets: allowed, must be leashed
Website http://southcarolinaparks.com/colleton/introduction.aspx

Colleton State Park is a 35-acre (0.14 km2) state park located along U.S. Highway 15 between St. George and Walterboro, South Carolina, USA. One of the smallest state parks in the South Carolina, Colleton's main attraction is recreational access to the Edisto River in the form of paddling or fishing. Several campsites for RVs and tents as well as some team-sport recreation facilities are also located in the site. For many years, the park was underutilized due in part to an adjacent SCE&G coal-fire power plant, which discouraged many potential visitors from the park. The power plant was closed by SCE&G at the end of 2012.[2] Local officials hope to potentially acquire the site and expand the park.

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