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 [...]