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Wateree River: Lugoff Landing to Highway 1

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Wateree River: Lugoff Landing to Highway 1

Skill Level: Easy
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Rapids: Class I
Length: 7.2 miles
Duration: 3.5 - 5 hours
Portaging: No
What to Expect

This is a scenic and forested stretch of the Wateree River. The float begins with small shoals below the Lake Wateree Dam as the river crosses the fall line. The second half of the trips is flat water.

Access
Put in:
Lugoff Landing
Access Details

Boat ramp with dirt parking lot below the Wateree Dam.

Take out:
U.S. 1 Bridge Access Point
Access Details

Boat ramp under the US 1 / Hwy 601 Bridge in Lugoff, SC. Paved ramp with gravel parking lot.

Trip Details

This is a beginner friendly trip with small whitewater at the beginning. 

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Comments (6)

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Tripp Clark
Oct 15, 2020 9:31 pm EDT
Made this trip twice in recent days; once on Friday, Oct 9 and then again on Monday, Oct 12. Water was flowing strong. Each trip took about 1 hour and 45 minutes with minimal paddling. Our take out was before the bridge at the new dock at Veteran's Park, shaving about 0.2 off the trip.
jane man
Oct 03, 2020 2:37 am EDT
jane man
Oct 03, 2020 2:36 am EDT
this is a great trip
Kevin Johnson
May 11, 2020 7:16 am EDT
Completed this trip for the second time on Sat, May 6. The river wasat 9,040 CFS and took about 4 hours. It was very pleasant and still very little paddling. The rocks we more prominent - especially the first mile or two but not a problem. If you're looking for a lazy afternoon float with a few low level rapids at the beginning I'd recommend!
Kevin Johnson
May 04, 2020 11:42 am EDT
Did this the afternoon of May 1st, 2020. The water was at 13,500 CFS and we had a decent wind to our back. Didn't paddle at all and finished the trip in 2 hours. I'll give it another go when the flow is lower. It is very relaxing.
James Reap
Apr 01, 2020 4:01 pm EDT
Great Trip, it took 3 hours and 12 minutes from put in to take out with very minimum paddling. CFS was 13330 according to what I looked up so it helped with the time.
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(Credit: Discover South Carolina, Marie McAden)
(Credit: Discover South Carolina, Marie McAden)
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