Givhans Ferry State Park | Destination SC Parks

Givhans Ferry State Park is located along the Edisto River.  It's the longest free-flowing, black water river in the continent and the first designated canoe and kayak trail in South Carolina.  Tannic acid from the willow trees and other vegetation that lines the river give its classification as a black water river.

Some of the wildlife on the river include waterfowl,water snakes, egrets, otters, alligators and turtles.

The park does Spirit of the River weekend event every March which includes a variety of workshops, canoe trips, crafts and more.

Givhans Ferry community building along with cabins and the picnic shelters that were built by Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

 

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