Cheraw State Park Paddle

Cheraw, South Carolina 29520

Cheraw State Park Paddle

Cheraw State Park Paddle Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This state park paddle presents a little bit of everything. For starters, it is set in a scenic location, within the confines of Cheraw State Park, a large recreation area located in the sand hills near the town of Cheraw, developed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The paddle begins at a convenient boat ramp, then cruises 360-acre Lake Juniper, an impoundment of Juniper Creek. Part of the lake is open, and part of it is dotted with cypress stands, creating a swamp labyrinth through which you can paddle.

Make your way up the south shoreline as it curves past pine hills and through shallows. Float around an island, then enter eerie swamp woods, still paralleling the shoreline. After paddling to an old bridge abutment, you begin stroking up Juniper Creek, free flowing at this stage."

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Trail Information

Cheraw
Nearby City
5.9
Distance
Moderate
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Cypress-covered lake and swamp creek.
Tidal Information
Year-round
Season
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2600 Bull St., Columbia, SC 29201, (803) 898-4300, scdhec.gov/environment/water
Local Contacts
Cheraw State Park; USGS Quadrangle Maps: Cheraw, Cash
Local Maps