Camden draws its fun from history and horseback riding, but you can also drop a line at Lake Wateree and enjoy spring fishing and boating, swing by South Carolina Equine Park for horse competitions and spectator sports, take your best shot at Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports or play a round at the Camden Country Club.
The 763-acre Goodale State Park, located about 5 miles northeast of Camden, is home to ancient cypress trees, a Civil War-era mill pond and a diversity of wildlife. Kayak on the 140-acre lake or explore the half mile of sandy nature trails. Rent a pedal boat to explore the lake, fish, picnic with the family or paddle the trail through the cypress forest. You will be pleased with all that Goodale has to offer!
In the heart of Camden is Kendall Lake Park, home to many restored houses and an old mill village that stands in front of Kendall Lake. Families will enjoy a fitness course, picnic tables, a boat ramp, walking paths and charming historic features.
Pull! Hone your shooting skills at Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports. Sporting clays course with manual and automatic traps, skeet shooting areas, wobble traps and five stands provide a wide range of shooting sport activities. Joe Cantey, owner and six-time world champion of sporting clays, founded Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports in 1995 following his success on the international level. The farm takes pride in having hosted the South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation State Championship and continues to educate all ages in the sport.
Formed in 1903, the Camden Country Club garnered the assistance of Donald Ross in the late 1920s to reconstruct its 18-hole setup into one of South Carolina’s most challenging courses. The club has been the headquarters of the Carolinas Golf Association Men’s 4-Ball Tournament for over 50 years and hosted the prestigious USGA Men’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur tournaments. It also offers tennis and swimming activities for all ages and skill levels.