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.   START HERE!! Click Here for Downloadable Swamp Fox 50 Trail Guide Click Here for COMPLETE Downloadable Berkeley Blueways Guidebook 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… Read More

# 2 Sandy Beach: N. Lake Moultrie Trail — Rated: Moderate, 5.2 Miles

Click Here for Downloadable Sandy Beach Trail Guide Click Here for COMPLETE Downloadable Berkeley Blueways Guidebook Summary:  The 600-acre Sandy Beach Waterfowl Refuge includes part of North Lake Moultrie. It is a protected waterfowl management area with a nice beach for primitive camping. This entire area is beautiful with tupelos, flowing aquatic plants and you’re almost guaranteed to see a few large birds of prey. There are hiking trails open from March 1 until… Read More

# 6 Coon Island: E. Lake Moultrie Trail — Rated: Easy to Moderate, 7 Miles

Click Here for Downloadable Coon Island Trail Guide Click Here for COMPLETE Downloadable Berkeley Blueways Guidebook Summary:  Coon Island is known as one of the best places for primitive camping on Lake Moultrie (locals may also call this “Coon Hill Island”). There is a beautiful beach with high ground on its south side. Camping is permitted on a first come, first serve basis, and the area is large enough to support many campers. Difficulty: … Read More

# 7 The Hatchery: W. Lake Moultrie — Rated: Easy to Moderate, 3+ Miles

Click Here for Downloadable The Hatchery Trail Guide Click Here for COMPLETE Downloadable Berkeley Blueways Guidebook Summary:  The Hatchery, or sometimes called “Pinopolis Pool” by locals, is a 2,200+ acre Department of Natural Resources protected Waterfowl Management Area. It’s somewhat contained by a series of old dikes and many small islands. This paddle offers anything from a couple hours of enjoyment to an all-day adventure – there’s lots to see! Wildlife includes wading birds,… Read More

# 8 Duckpond: W. Lake Moultrie — Rated: Easy, 2.5 – 3 Miles

Click Here for Downloadable Duckpond Trail Guide Click Here for COMPLETE Downloadable Berkeley Blueways Guidebook Summary:  The area of Lake Moultrie known as the Duckpond is a large enclosed bay that opens to a smaller area of a cypress swamp that contains abundant wildlife, cypress and tupelo trees, and tall grasses. It is home to numerous wading birds, as well as large osprey and bald eagles. About midway between the boat ramp and the… Read More

# 9 Santee River 1: Wilson’s Landing to HWY 52 — Rated: Very Strenuous, 25 Miles

Click Here for Downloadable Santee River # 1 Trail Guide Click Here for COMPLETE Downloadable Berkeley Blueways Guidebook Summary:  Wilson’s Landing is located on the tailrace of the Lake Marion Dam. This is the longest paddle in the Berkeley Blueways program. This 25-mile section of the Santee River is best attempted by camping overnight and making two days of the adventure. During most water levels, there are many sandbars along the trip. There is… Read More

# 10 Santee River 2: HWY 52 to Arrowhead Landing — Rated: Strenuous, 13 Miles

Click Here for Downloadable Santee River # 2 Trail Guide Click Here for COMPLETE Downloadable Berkeley Blueways Guidebook Summary:  This section of the Santee River terminates at Arrowhead Landing on the Santee Cooper Rediversion Canal. This adventure has many sandbars, as well as islands for breaks, lunch or camping. There are two landmarks on this paddle: a railroad trestle at mile 4.9 and a set of high-tension power lines crossing the river at mile… Read More

# 11 Santee River 3: Arrowhead Landing to Jamestown — Rated: Very Strenuous, 16 Miles

Click Here for Downloadable Santee River # 3 Trail Guide Click Here for COMPLETE Downloadable Berkeley Blueways Guidebook Summary:  This paddle begins at Arrowhead Landing in St. Stephen on the Rediversion Canal and ends at the Jamestown Landing adjacent to the HWY 41 bridge. Throughout the trip, there are numerous sandbars and small islands for lunch or rest spots. Wildlife consist of numerous large birds, deer and wild boar. Difficulty:  Very strenuous, due to distance… Read More

# 12 Santee River 4: Jamestown to McConnell’s Landing — Rated: Moderate, 11 Miles

Click Here for Downloadable Santee River # 4 Trail Guide Click Here for COMPLETE Downloadable Berkeley Blueways Guidebook Summary:  This is a pretty section of the Santee River. It ranges from 50 yards in width to a little over 100 yards. It is bordered by uninhabited high bluffs and cypress swamps. Much of it is bordered on the right side by the Francis Marion National Forest, and you’ll have the opportunity to visit the… Read More

# 15 Upper Wadboo Creek — Rated: Moderate, 5 Miles

Click Here for Downloadable Upper Wadboo Creek Trail Guide Click Here for COMPLETE Downloadable Berkeley Blueways Guidebook Summary:  One of the most beautiful paddles in the state, the historic Upper Wadboo Creek is a lovely cypress swamp that looks the same as it did two centuries ago when Francis Marion roamed these parts. You’ll see remnants of 19th century rice plantation dikes and canals, limestone bluffs and the fauna include white tailed deer, turkey,… Read More