North Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Paddle the Waccamaw River

The Waccamaw River is considered one of the finest blackwater rivers in the Southeast. The tea-stained color of this slow-moving river that extends 140 miles from North Carolina to South Carolina results from tannins that leach into the water as leaves and vegetation decay. According to the nonprofit organization American Rivers, most blackwater rivers are found exclusively in the Amazon and the southeastern U.S. The headwaters of this oft-overlooked waterway begin near Lake Waccamaw in North Carolina and then flow south to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Winyah Bay near [...]

May 27th, 2016|Categories: Rivers, South Carolina|Tags: |

Canadys, S.C. – Overnight paddle to backcountry treehouses

Photo: Alice Tubley, Carolina Heritage Outfitters Tucked in the woods of South Carolina along one of the longest blackwater rivers in North America, the Edisto River Treehouses are accessible only by canoe. Guests paddle 13 miles for an overnight stay in one of three rustic and secluded treehouses and spend the next day paddling another 10 miles to the Refuge Outpost. Operated by Scott and Anne Kennedy of Carolina Heritage Outfitters, the Edisto River Treehouses are located within the private 150-acre Edisto River Refuge in Canadys, S.C. The [...]

October 6th, 2015|Categories: Rivers, South Carolina, Unique Stays|Tags: |