By land or by water, Givhans Ferry State Park has been a favored destination since the Civilian Conservation Corps built it among the limestone bluffs along the Edisto River in the 1930s.
The Edisto is the longest free-flowing blackwater river on the continent, and Givhans Ferry State Park is on the 56-mile stretch known as the Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail. It?s at the end of a popular 21-mile paddle from Colleton State Park upstream.
Overland travelers used a ferry at the site to go to and from Charleston and the inland in the area?s early days, while the 988-acre park ? with its cabins, camping, fishing, scenic beauty and diverse wildlife ? attracts local residents and visitors from far afield year round to this day.
The park?s riverbanks are protected as a Heritage Trust site because of several species of rare plants that live there. The park also is in the National Heritage corridor that extends more than 240 miles through the state.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
The rental meeting building is ideal for meeting and special occasions.
The facility which can accommodate up to 100 people is handicap accessible and includes a kitchen, a large porch overlooking the Edisto River and rents for $140-175/day.
To make a meeting facility reservation, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK.
Givhans Ferry State Park is located near Charleston, Ladson and North Charleston
General Directions: Off SC 61, 16 miles west of Summerville.
Driving Directions: From I-95: Canadys exit. Turn left and drive 17 mi. Turn left onto Givhans Ferry Rd. From I-26 take exit 187 to Hwy. 27. Follow Hwy. 27 to Hwy. 61. Look for park signs. Park is 3 mi. on the right