Explore Gibson Pond Park

Gibson Pond Park

This is a small park tucked away in a busy area. The dam that serves as a waterfall in the beginning is beautiful, but the real beauty is the path that is somewhat hidden in the very back of the park.

I started exploring this park when I was about 14 years old. My mom was a huge fan of the park and took us to it as kids. However, I did not realize that there was a path until I was roughly 20 years old. That path is beautiful. It is a paved loop that covers about 0.4 miles. There are smaller paths that break off of it that lead you to the pond.

The pond itself is a wonderful place to kayak (no motor engines allowed) and fish! You can see the fish through the water during the summer. Also, you can hike down to the dam that serves as a waterfall and sit on the rocks that are at the base of the waterfall.

Finally, there is a pier that leads right into the middle of the pond. During the morning, it is great to sit there and watch the sun rise (also done yoga on the pier; wonderful). This park is a beautifully maintained and relaxing area to spend your spare time! Also, the park entrance is free and there is ample parking.

Pack List

  • Picnic Lunch
  • Kayak
  • Yoga Mat
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Towels
  • Fishing Poles
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RT Distance 0.4 Miles
Activities Fishing, Photography, Kayaking, Yoga, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Waterfall
Wildlife

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Hold Off For Now

Absolutely gorgeous area when the pond isn't under construction! Hold off for a couple months while it is being repaired! (Will update )

Being repaired sometime...

This is a great little park in the Lexington area, especially for families and picnics. I've enjoyed kayaking on the pond and taking photos. However from the historic SC flooding in 2015, the pond is more of a river stream currently. Hopefully plans will be in effect to rebuild this beautiful pond soon.

Serenity

Gibson Pond Park is all this review says! Peaceful, duck-filled & serene. Can't wait to see the rebuilding after our state's awful flooding.


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