Camden Riverfront Environment Park
Camden, South Carolina
The City of Camden was recently the recipient of the 2020 MASC award for the Wateree Riverfront Park. The 26 acres park features a half-mile meandering waterway, trails, and riverfront canoe & kayak launch. The new riverfront eco-tourism attraction is the result after the closure and remediation of a wastewater lagoon on the Wateree River opened up conservation and recreation opportunities for the public. A multi-phase project, the environmental park currently includes a riverside canoe/kayak launch with separate ADA compliant launch, observation areas, bridges, and trails which will ultimately connect to a county-wide trail system linking other area parks and trails. Other distinguishing features include a meandering kayak lagoon with waterfall, a 0.9 mile natural surface trail, and demonstration islands for agricultural and wildlife education.