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Givhans Ferry State Park

Ridgeville, SC
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Comfortable Camping

We stayed in the campgrounds (tented) in March, when the nightly temperatures were in the 30's. It... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Jax, FL
State park with Good and Bad

We love camping in Eastern South Carolina and love kayaking. Givhan's Ferry is all over the... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Rhonda H
Jupiter, United States
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We stayed in the campgrounds (tented) in March, when the nightly temperatures were in the 30's. It was comfortable, despite the cold, as it was easy to use the electrical outlets and designated campfire area. The bathrooms were clean, close, and HEATED! The staff was...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

We love camping in Eastern South Carolina and love kayaking. Givhan's Ferry is all over the Internet as Colleton SP's sister park for kayakers. You know how they say sisters can be opposites? Colleton is a smaller park, but run very well under the supervision...More

Thank Rhonda H
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stayed here before hurricane Matthew came through so our stay was cut short. It is a very nice campground with roomy sites and very clean bathrooms. The hosts (daytime and nite-time) were very helpful and friendly. We also enjoyed kayaking on the river. The...More

Thank MaryAnn218
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I loved this park. The camping area was just fine for me. I had site 17 but would try to get one with more shade during the summer. I loved all of the wildlife including an owl, turtle, frogs, and one unwanted copperhead that showed...More

Thank sailing00
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Givhans is a small State park. It is well maintained with older, but clean, restrooms. The Edisto river runs through the park and was popular with kayakers and tubing. A nice place for camping or birthday parties.

Thank Rafen
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Catering BBQ for the Friends of Edisto and the area was really wonderful! Nice atmosphere and access to river. Really enjoyed the people

Thank TravisGolden
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Quiet place. Mostly level gravel sites ours had full hookups with 30 amp service. Somewhat limited cell service, and the only wifi was at the pavilion - did not try it. Over the air tv was okay.

Thank VillagerRick
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Set along the Edisto River, this park has much to offer. RV and primitive camping. Rustic cabins. Access for canoeing and kayaking. Most impressive is the Riverfront Hall on a bluff above the river. Built in the 1930s by the CCC, this building has a...More

Thank Phillip K
Reviewed 5 April 2016

poison ivy/oak everywhere around the camping area, deep holes in road around campground, heavy overhanging brush and trees --- scratched RV, poor design---not enough room to back in. We saw one man finally give up after 40 minutes. Bath house never cleaned in 2 days....More

Thank bythewaterfall
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We stopped by this state park and looked around for something to do because, after all, when you stop to get the stamp you should do something significant. Turns out, they have a 1.5 mile nature trail. Well, we entered from what seemed like the...More

Thank SCDad
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12 April 2016|
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Response from Nancyjane1965 | Reviewed this property |
Park Ranger did not go door to door when we were there. However, we would see them ride by and they were very accessible if needed. Hope that helps.