Colleton State Park

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Colleton State Park
Colleton State Park.jpg
Edisto River at Colleton State Park, July 2014
Typestate park
LocationColleton County, South Carolina
(Lowcountry region)
Nearest citySt. George
Walterboro
Coordinates33°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
Area35 acres (0.14 km2)
Elevation78 feet (23.8 m)
Created1944
Operated bySouth Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Camp siteslimited[1]
Hiking trailsCypress Swamp trail (0.3 mi)
Other informationFree admission
Hours: 9 a.m. to sunset
Pets: allowed, must be leashed
Websitehttp://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, United States. The smallest state park in the state of 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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  1. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". 31 January 2013.
  2. ^ WISE, WARREN L. "SCE&G to close 6 coal units". wwise@postandcourier.com Post and Courier. Retrieved 2018-10-18.

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