Paddle SC

Paddle SC

Paddle SC is a statewide partnership working to increase public awareness and enjoyment of paddle recreation opportunities (e.g., kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding) on waterways throughout South Carolina. 

Whether you’re looking for a short beginner paddle or a multi-day advanced adventure, we can help you find it! This website provides all the information you need to plan a paddling trip in South Carolina. Get a Paddle SC account, and submit trip comments and photos of your own. 

Searching Paddle SC

There are two ways to search the map: by waterway or by suggested trip. 

Explore Waterways lets you see a comprehensive overview, a map of all river accesses and points of interest, and a full list of suggested trips on the waterway.

Browse Trips allows users to find a short list of suggested trips. You can customize the search criteria by skill level, duration of a trip, water type, and more. You will find detailed trip descriptions, essential information about where to begin and end a trip, current flow conditions, and skill level needed.

Where does the information come from?

Paddle SC stakeholders are working hard to gather as much information as possible. We rely on local knowledge from partners across the state to provide high quality information. If there’s something missing from the map, please let us know (Contact Us).  Your feedback will help us continue to improve this resource!

How can I get a paper map?

The website mobile friendly and location-enabled for easy use on a smartphone during trips (we recommend a waterproof case!). However, we know that it’s sometimes better to have a hard copy. You can print out any trip page. Many waterways also have official maps; you can download a PDF of the map (if available) on a waterway or individual trip page. You can also download map files for use with GPX or KML files for your GPS unit or other phone apps.

Share your knowledge!

Sign up for a free Paddle SC account (Create Account) and submit trip reports to help keep information current and accurate. This makes it more useful for everyone, and also helps waterway managers and landowners better manage their river accesses. Also, don’t forget to tell your friends about Paddle SC and like us on Facebook!

Give us feedback. Let us know what works well and what we can do to make it even better (Contact Us).

Paddle SC is presented by
Upstate Forever
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor
Rainey Foundation