Aiken State Natural Area
State Park RD
Windsor, SC 29856
Phone: (803) 649-2857
Welcome to Aiken State Natural Area
Set against the calm, winding South Edisto River,
Aiken State Natural Area is a popular destination for the family or a
The beautiful park in rural Aiken County offers
canoeing in the river, peaceful picnicking, fishing in the river and the
park�s spring-fed lakes, campground and trailside camping and hiking
The 1,000-acre site is uniquely diverse, combining
a blackwater river and swamp, bottomland forest and dry sandhill pine
Aiken State Natural Area also has its place in
history. It was built during the Great Depression by an African American
detachment of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Interpretive signage
tells their story and their work can still be seen in some of the park�s
original structures and features.
Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing in one of the four park lakes or the
South Fork of the Edisto River for bream, bass and catfish. A valid
South Carolina fishing license is required.
Boating and Boat Access: Private boats are allowed on the South Fork of
the Edisto River. River access is available at the state park boat
Canoe Rentals: Canoes are available for rent at
the park for $15/day. This includes your life jackets and paddles.
Aiken State Natural Area also boasts a 1.7 mile
canoe trail on which you can enjoy paddling your own canoe or a rental
Boat Rentals: Canoes, kayaks, and non-motorized
fishing boats are available for rent year round. Rentals include life
jackets and paddles. Fees for rentals are $15/day. Contact the park for
THINGS TO DO
Picnic Area and Shelters: Three picnic shelters are available for family
or other group gatherings. Each shelter may be reserved for $25-32/day.
If shelters are not reserved, guests may use shelters on a first-come,
first-served basis at no charge.
To make a picnic shelter reservation, call
toll-free 1-866-345-PARK or make it online by clicking on the Park
Reservation button located at the upper right hand corner of this page.
Note: Admission fee
is not included in shelter price. Rates listed do not include
applicable tax and nonrefundable transaction fee.
Picnic Shelters: Yes
- Boating: Yes
- Fishing: Yes
- Hiking Trails: Jungle Trail
- Hiking: Yes
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