Parks & Waterways
Our Great Outdoors
Camden has excellent fishing, boating, hunting, water skiing, walking trails, public recreation facilities, golf, sporting clays, historical walking tours, horse riding and racing events, and much more.
Lakes, Rivers & Preserves
Lake Wateree is one of the most beautiful lakes in the southeast with 242 miles of shoreline. With 14 square miles of water, Lake Wateree offers a wealth of opportunity for watersports. The Wateree River flows south past the City of Camden and its numerous historic sites and burial mounds. Downstream of Camden, enjoy miles of serene natural beauty. Kendall Lake Park is in the heart of Camden - and old mill pond that offers a boat ramp and fishing. Great for kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards, travel to the lake's farthest north point and look for a variety of birds—you may even spot a heron or two. Goodale State Park is a 140-acre lake that was formerly a mill pond dating back to the Civil War. The water trail was recognized by Canoe Magazine as a "Top 25 Scenic Canoe Route" in the U.S.