Waccamaw River

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582

Waccamaw River

Waccamaw River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is a trip down one of the most interesting blackwater rivers in the South. For starters, the river runs southwesterly, paralleling the Atlantic Ocean. This section of the Waccamaw is entirely freshwater and is above tidal influence, whereas most South Carolina rivers flow southeasterly from the mountains to the sea. The river has just entered the Palmetto State from North Carolina.

An aerial view reveals old oxbows, and you will experience the current incarnation of the river and its turns. Much of the bank is protected as part of a South Carolina heritage preserve, which keeps it wild."

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Trail Information

North Myrtle Beach
Nearby City
6.0
Distance
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3.5 hours
Duration
Waccamaw River near Longs, SC, minimum runnable level: 100 cfs, maximum: flood stage. Gradient is Less than 1 foot per mile.
Tidal Information
Year-round
Season
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Rembert C. Dennis Building, 1000 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201, (803) 734-3893, dnr.sc.gov
Local Contacts
Waccamaw River Blue Trail; USGS Quadrangle Maps: Longs
Local Maps

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Dec 2018