A fall day at Givhans Ferry State park in South Carolina.

We are very lucky to be living only 25 minutes by car from one of the many beautiful South Carolina Parks – The Givhans Ferry State Park.

A natural retreat in the Lowcountry woods, Givhans Ferry State Park sits at the end of the Edisto River. The Edisto is the longest free-flowing, black water river in North America. It is a kayaking paradise for many locals and visitors during the summer months.

During our tranquil day at the park we had this amazing state park almost all to ourselves. Givhans Ferry State Park is a state park located near the town of Ridgeville in Dorchester County, South Carolina. Some of the wildlife you might see on the river include waterfowl, water snakes, egrets, otters, alligators and turtles.

Be sure to check out all of our tranquil park pictures.

Givhans Ferry State Park

Nick and I spent about an hour walking the nature trail of the well maintained state park. It was raining on and off during this part of our stay, but the canopy of trees kept us relatively dry.

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Pine cones at the Givhans Ferry state park

Fall Leaves in SC

We immensely enjoyed the peace and quiet tranquility of a cloudy Sunday afternoon watching the Edisto river lazily float by. The fog was quietly gliding across the water, giving the park a bit of a spooky feeling. Especially since we were the only visitors at the time.

Nick at Givhans Ferry Park

Silke at Givhans Ferry Park

Do you live in the Charleston/Summerville area or

plan a trip to visit the Low Country?

You should add this beautiful state park to your agenda. A few hours of R&R on this tranquil shoreline will be enough to restore and rejuvenate you. It sure did the trick for us!


Edisto River in South Carolina

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Watching the Edisto River on a tranquil day at the park

A quiet feeling of calmness can find visitors often leaving relaxed and smiling once again.

tranquil day at the park

Edisto Riverbank

Fishing Bobber in Tree

The Givhans Ferry State Park near Ridgeville in South Carolina offers rustic cabins that sleep up to six people.

The Riverfront Hall is available to rent for large parties and a shaded campground, nature trail and picnic shelters are also available at the park. Horseback riding is allowed on the Old Loop Trail at Givhans Ferry State Park from November 1 through February 28.

Learn more about Givhans Ferry State Park

Did you enjoy our tranquil park pictures? Please leave us a comment below.

2 thoughts on “A Tranquil Day At The Park”
  1. Thank you Angie! You should come check out the park for yourself :) or find one near where you live. Spending a few hours away from the everyday hustle and bustle can be so rejuvenating.


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