NEW for 2020 — Swamp Fox 50 Mile Paddle Camp Trail 5 Day Adventure, 54 Miles
New for Spring 2020**. The Swamp Fox 50 Trail is now part of the Berkeley Blueways! All GPS coordinates and turn-by-turn directions have been updated.
Summary: Experience the South Carolina’s only established 4 night, 5 day paddle trail. Paddle the state’s largest lake, Lake Marion, camp at a state park, pass by historic landmarks and experience Lake Moultrie. Epic wildlife is guaranteed. The paddle trail has Bald Eagles, just about every type of heron known to the Low Country, egrets, other waterfowl, otters, beavers, deer and so much more. This is a bucket list level adventure!
Difficulty: Daily sections can range from easy to very strenuous.
Distance: 54 miles total.
Time: Each section can take 6 – 10 hours/day.
Crowds: Very light. You’re likely not to see any other paddlers on this trip. You will see many motorized boats.
Boat Type: VERY IMPORTANT: Touring kayaks or canoes, capable of holding camping gear, fresh water and supplies for multi-day trips. Because of open water and capacity, minimum of 14-ft. long recommended.
Put In: Lake Marion, Lowfalls Landing, 958 Low Falls Road, Cameron, SC 29030. 803-823-9074. GPS: 33.632445, -80.543588 or 33°37’56.8”N, 80°32’36.9”W.
Take Out: Lake Moultrie, 200 Hines Drive, Bonneau, SC 29431. GPS: 33.332527, -79.982664 or 33°19’57.1”N, 79°58’57.6”W.
Fees/Permits: None, except camping fee for night # 1 at Santee State Park.
Current: If you get out into the open water, there could be a small current in the south direction.
Tidal Influence: None.
Precautions: Winds across open water can cause waves and whitecaps. There are tree stumps located in the water near the surface. Watch out for motorized boat traffic. The use of a compass and/or a GPS is strongly encouraged for this trip.
The Swamp Fox 50 Trail would not be possible without:
**This new paddling trail is listed as Blueway # 25 in the updated Berkeley Blueways Guidebook.