Paddling South Carolina: A Guide to the State's Greatest Paddling Adventures

Paddling South Carolina: A Guide to the State's Greatest Paddling Adventures

by Johnny Molloy

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Overview

The hardest part of paddling South Carolina is choosing your route! From the mountain-rimmed waters of Lake Jocassee to the rapids of the Saluda River to rice-field canals along Wadboo Creek, the Palmetto State offers a variety of great paddles all year-round. Paddling South Carolina features 40 paddling adventures throughout the state. With a focus on recreational paddling, all trips avoid complicated put-ins, portages, and dangerous expert sections but offers concise paddle summaries, excellent route descriptions, GPS coordinates, and sidebars on geology and wildlife. Lakes and ponds, rivers and creeks are featured.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493048328
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 04/01/2020
Series: Paddling Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 631,775
Product dimensions: 6.09(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Johnny Molloy is the author of more than fifty books covering the Southeast and beyond, including Paddling Georgia, Paddling Tennessee, Best Easy Day Hikes: Charleston, South Carolina and A FalconGuide to Mammoth Cave National Park, as well as Outward Bound Canoeing Handbook. Visit the author at johnnymolloy.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction ix

South Carolina Weather x

Flora and Fauna x

South Carolina River Regions xi

Your Rights on the River xii

How to Use This Guide xiii

Equipment xvi

Which Boat Do I Use? xvi

Which Paddle Do I Use? xix

Paddling Accessories xix

Paddler's Checklist xxi

Traveling with Your Boat xxi

Paddling Safety xxiii

Camping xxv

Final Note xxv

Map Legend xxvi

The Paddles

The Upstate

1 Chattooga River 2

2 Waterfalls of Western Lake Jocassee Paddle 7

3 Waterfalls of Northern Lake Jocassee Paddle 12

4 Lake Keowee Paddle 17

5 Saluda River near Greenville 22

6 Pacolet River near Spartanburg 27

The Midlands

7 Catawba River 33

8 Lower Pacolet River 38

9 Tyger River 43

10 Broad River 48

11 Enoree River 53

12 Little River 58

13 Long Cane Creek 63

14 Turkey Creek/Stevens Creek 68

15 Rapids of the Savannah River 73

16 Savannah River 78

17 Lower Saluda River 83

18 Broad River at Columbia 88

19 Congaree River at Columbia 93

20 Congaree Creek 98

21 Cedar Creek 103

22 Watcree River 108

23 Big Pine Tree Creek Canoe Trail 113

24 Cheraw State Park Paddle 118

The Lowcountry

25 Little Pee Dee River 124

26 Waccamaw River 129

27 Great Pee Dee River 134

28 Lynches River 139

29 Black River 144

30 Echaw Creek 149

31 Chicken Creek 154

32 Wambaw Creek 159

33 Awendaw Creek Canoe Trail 164

34 Huger Creek/Quinby Creek 169

35 Wadboo Creek 174

36 Duck Pond 179

37 Edisto River 184

38 Ashepoo River 189

39 Cuckholds Creek 194

40 Combahee River 199

Paddle Index 203

About the Author 205

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