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The Magic of Goodale State Park

Making It Grow Radio Minute
SC Public Radio

Park Ranger John Wells wants more people to enjoy the magic of Goodale State Park near Camden. It’s free to enter – call at noon if you want to speak with a ranger about amenities or rentals. Rent or bring your own canoe or kayack and, if you want, your fishing license, too! Wells truly loves this park he supervises. He waxes eloquently as he describes it this way: Tall cypress trees that enchant the eye, a Civil War-era mill pond that abounds with wildlife, some of the best flat-water kayaking in South Carolina and a one-and-a-half-mile sandy nature trail waiting to be explored, all can be found at Goodale State Park. The 3-mile Canoe Trail is a “must do” experience for any able to explore Big Pine Creek that feeds the 140-acre lake. Carnivorous plants and lily pads, eagles and herons all abound.

Amanda McNulty is a Clemson University Extension Horticulture agent and the host of South Carolina ETV’s Making It Grow! gardening program. She studied horticulture at Clemson University as a non-traditional student. “I’m so fortunate that my early attempts at getting a degree got side tracked as I’m a lot better at getting dirty in the garden than practicing diplomacy!” McNulty also studied at South Carolina State University and earned a graduate degree in teaching there.