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Gibson Pond Park – Lexington, South Carolina

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Gibson Pond Park

This swimming hole in historic Gibson Pond Park has long been a favorite among Lexington County residents, helping them escape the hot South Carolina summers for nearly 30 years.

Gibson Pond Park

Jay Croft of Lexington © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Formerly known as George’s Pond, this property was purchased in 1934 by Murray Gibson and transformed into a popular recreational area. In addition to the diving platform pictured above, Gibson also added a pavilion, picnic tables, and rental cabins.

Gibson Pond Park Lexington

Andy Hunter of North Augusta, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The park closed in 1972, but was reopened to the public in 2007 with several major additions including the Scenic Overlook, which provides a unique view of a waterfall rushing over an old gristmill.

Gibson Pond Park Info

Address: 241 Gibson Road, Lexington, SC 29072
GPS Coordinates: 33.97018,-81.24432

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4 Comments about Gibson Pond Park

Charles RiceNo Gravatar says:
February 8th, 2017 at 2:12 pm

I grew up on a road right next to the pond. As a child in the late 1980s my friends and I had lots of fun exploring the mill, cabins, and banquet hall. Back then, the mill wheel was still intact and turning. We also had our own secret swimming hole further up the pond.

Mary BoltzNo Gravatar says:
June 16th, 2014 at 8:53 am

Are there alligators in this pond? I have seen the signs that state ‘no swimming’ and have become concerned for my pups.

Allen HillNo Gravatar says:
June 8th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Where online can I find the 1957 photos of the dance pavilion?

Diane Lucas WhitingNo Gravatar says:
November 22nd, 2013 at 4:08 pm

As a child I swam at Gibson Pond at least twice weekly. Lots of fun. I am 60 now and back then they even had swing sets that were set into the pond.


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