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Colleton State Park
Colleton State Park © Ben Prepelka
Colleton State Park © Ben Prepelka
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147 Wayside LN
Canadys, South Carolina   29433

Phone: 843-538-8206
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Only five minutes from I-95, this 35-acre park was originally built as a wayside park in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Campers, fishermen, canoeists and other outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the peaceful and relaxing blackwaters of the Edisto River.

Colleton is on a portion of the river that has been designated as an official canoe and kayak trail, which carries paddlers into a rare, natural world of wildlife and scenic beauty.

The park hosts the Edisto Riverfest, an annual weekend festival held in June, which offers numerous guided canoe trips, educational programs, workshops, exhibits and music. Guests also have the opportunity to camp, hike or picnic in this scenic regional park.
History of the Area
Colleton State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was designed to provide employment during the Great Depression while addressing national needs in conservation and recreation.

The CCC was instrumental in the development of many of South Carolina's state parks. A number of buildings built by the CCC in the 1930's are still in use at this park.
South Carolina offers a variety of Park Passports. You can read more about the South Carolina Park Passports and order online by visiting the SOUTH CAROLINA PARK PASSPORTS web page.

Colleton State Park is located near Walterboro, Goose Creek and Summerville

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 29 Great Location by Derek
park review stars; one to five I enjoyed Colleton State Park. This is a very Clean park. Ranger was very nice man he made sure that we were happy, aslo gave candy to the kids and treats to the dogs. I really had a great experience. I will be going back and soon. Thank SC for haveing such a freindly relaxing park
September 20 excellent by kimberly williamson
park review stars; one to five This park was a joy for me and my children and i hope to return again real soon.
April 22 Amazing by Leigh
park review stars; one to five I went on my first camping trip here at Colleton State Park and I had the most AMAZING time in my life! The park is beautiful, the park ranger is a very nice man, the enviroment is so relaxed and the experience is grand! I will be going again here in the NEAR future!
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Located off I-95, exit 68. Head E. toward Charleston/Canadys on Hwy. 61. Go 3 mi. to Hwy. 15. Take Hwy. 15 N. (left) for .5 mi. The park is on the left.

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