Goodale State Park

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Not to be confused with Goodale Park.
Goodale State Park
Cypress trees in Pine Tree Creek Goodale State Park.jpg
Cypress trees in Pine Tree Creek, located at Goodale State Park near Camden, South Carolina
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Nearest city Camden, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°17′12″N 80°31′17″W / 34.28667°N 80.52139°W / 34.28667; -80.52139Coordinates: 34°17′12″N 80°31′17″W / 34.28667°N 80.52139°W / 34.28667; -80.52139
Area 763 acres (3.09 km2)
Created 1973
Camp sites No camping is allowed in the park.
Hiking trails 1-mile (1.6 km)
Other information Park has 3 miles (4.8 km) of canoe trails, shelter rentals, boat and canoe rentals, and an 140-acre (0.57 km2) lake.

Goodale State Park is a South Carolina state park located just outside Camden, SC. 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.[1][2]

History[edit]

The land for this park was donated to South Carolina by Kershaw county in 1973.[1] The park is named after a local florist, N.R. Goodale, who helped motivate the creation of the park.[2]

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