Paddlers will see densely wooded forests along the river banks, wildlife, and minimal evidence of human influence along the way. This is a short trip that takes less than 3 hours. During lower water, paddlers will need to navigate around shallow sand bars and fallen trees. This trip can be combined with other sections for excellent overnight and weekend camping trips.
The Forest Service 336A Landing is not well marked from the river, and the banks can be steep depending on water levels. From Ridge Road, turn north on FS 336B Road; go 0.1 miles and turn right onto FS 336; in 0.5 miles, turn left onto FS 336A and the landing will be 1.7 miles ahead. A short trail leads from the parking area to the river bank (river-right). Visit the Forest Service website for more information.
This landing is located 1 mile upstream of the US-176 and SC-72/121 bridge at Whitmire, and has parking and a small beach. From Lee Cemetery Road, turn west onto FS-339 and continue to the landing, which is located river-left. The landing is not well marked from the river. Visit the Forest Service website for more information.
The take-out is 25 minutes away from the put-in, so shuttling cars could take close to an hour. Once on the river, paddlers will experience flatwater with no road crossings. The Enoree River is encompassed by the Sumter National Forest during this trip, providing an extremely rural wilderness feel. The take-out is not well marked from the river, so a GPS unit may assist in navigation. The take-out is river-right.