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SE Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail (SC)

Trail Length: 295 miles

The South Carolina section of the Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail extends 295 miles from the Savannah River at the Georgia border through the Carolina Sea Islands, past the port of Charleston, along the Grand Strand, and ends at Little River on the North Carolina border.

This section offers a paddling trail with a diversity of natural and cultural features, and includes every South Carolina coastal habitat type, from tidal waters, marshlands, and swamps to barrier islands, dunes, and beaches. Many cultural sites and places of interest are accessible by kayak including old forts, plantations, fishing villages, port cities, resorts, and many protected wildlife areas.

Link to PDF Map of Trail


From Location To Location Waterway(s) Primary Paddling Trail Approximate
Savannah River, Georgia Border Beaufort, SC Savannah River, Cooper River, Mackays Creek, Port Royal Sound, Beaufort River, Coosaw River
Beaufort Edisto Island, the ACE Basin Morgan River, St. Helena Sound, Ashepoo River, South Edisto River, Dawho River
Edisto Island Charleston, SC North Edisto River, Wadmalaw River, Stono River, Elliot Cut, Wappoo Cut, Charleston Harbor
Charleston McClellanville, SC Charleston Harbor, Intracoastal Waterway, Bulls Bay
McClellanville Winyah Bay at Georgetown South Santee River, Intracoastal Waterway, North Santee River, Esterville Minim Creek Canal, Winyah Bay
Georgetown Sacastee, lower Pee Dee and Waccamaw Great Pee Dee River, Waccamaw River, Intracoastal Waterway
Sacastee Little River, Intracoastal Waterway at North Carolina Border Little River, Intracoastal Waterway
Approximate Total Distance in Miles

Contact Info:
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Rembert C. Dennis Building
1000 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Telephone: (803) 734-3814

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