This Sunday the Long Bay Paddlers will be kayaking from the Samworth Wildlife Management Area to East Bay Park in Georgetown.
Let’s meet at East Bay Park in Georgetown at 8:15 a.m. to transfer kayaks and shuttle cars up to Samworth (Arundel Plantation area) for the launch on the Pee Dee River.
We’ll be paddling with an outgoing tide with a distance of approx. 10 miles ending up in the top portion of Winyah Bay.  This is a beautiful scenic paddle surrounded by former rice plantations.
Use this Mapquest link for directions:
The forecast for Sunday looks perfect for paddling with a mix of sun and clouds. Remember to bring snacks/water, PFD, whistle, and bug spray. 
Please let Julie know if you’ll be joining us so we’ll know to look for you.
Kayaks with a minimum length of 14′ are recommended. 
Some of us may stay and have lunch on the water in Georgetown after the paddle.
More on East Bay Park
310 Greenwitch Dr Georgetown, SC 29440

More on Samworth Wildlife Management Area

The Lumber River kayak trip is coming up on Saturday, May 17th. The majority of the participants will be camping at the Lumber River Campground at 429 Tar Landing in Evergreen, NC, Friday and Saturday nights. After we paddle on Friday and see what the water levels are, we’ll determine the launch point for Saturday. If you plan on coming, please give Julie a call Friday evening and she’ll let you know the meeting place for Saturday morning, which may be in Fair Bluff, NC. We will probably meet at Fair Bluff at 09:30 on Saturday and then shuttle cars to the launch point.
Be sure to have a PFD, whistle, sunscreen, snacks, and water with you. This will be an easy downriver paddle.  Minimum 14 foot kayaks welcomed.



Saturday April 26th we will be paddling on the Little Pee Dee River. Let’s meet at 9:00am at the gas station on the corner of PeeDee Hwy.  It’s about 9 miles from 501 and 378 intersection.  From there we will drive to Punch bowl landing.  This is a loop paddle, we’ll be going on a back river more like a creek from what I understand.  This is a beautiful section lots of cypress trees also there is an impressive tree house.


Remember to bring snacks/water, PFD, whistle, and bug spray. This is about a 10 mile paddle.


See you on the water.

Saturday March 22 we will be paddling on Black Mingo Creek beginning at the Mingo Creek Landing off highway 41 to Browns Ferry.  The distance is 15 miles, kayaks of 14 feet or longer recommended.  Plan to meet in the Burger King parking lot at the intersection of highway 17 and 701 in Georgetown at 8:30 AM.  From there we will proceed to the takeout point at Browns Ferry off highway 51 and drop vehicles for the shuttle back to Mingo Creek Landing.  This will be a downstream paddle with the outgoing tide and a very scenic ride.  We will be making a lunch stop approximately two thirds of the way into the trip.  Don’t forget your PFD, water, food, bug spray and sun screen, hopefully we will need it.
See you on the water!

This months paddle will take place on the Little Pee Dee River from Sandy Bluff to Galivant’s Ferry. Plan to meet at the Exxon station at Galivant’s Ferry at 9:30AM. We will drop cars and then put in at Sandy Bluff which is off Church Landing Road.

This will be a downstream paddle at a distance of 10 miles.

Bring water, snacks, bug spray and don’t forget your PDF and whistle. Kayaks of 14 feet or more are recommended for this trip.

See you on the water.

Our next paddle will be on the Waccamaw/ICW.  Plan to meet at Wacca Wache Marina at 9:30AM.  We will be paddling an eight mile circle and having lunch afterword at K-Rae’s Waterfront Restaurant and Bar (formally Hannah Bananas)  All skill levels and kayaks are welcome.  Don’t forget your PFD, water, sunscreen etc.
See you at the Marina!
This months paddle will be a three night two day Edisto River Paddle from Givhans Ferry State Park north of Summerville, SC.  If you plan to go you need to make a reservation by logging on to the state park web site and clicking on the camping page where you will find a phone number for reservations.  You will also find detailed directions to the park including a map.  As with all of these overnight trips your cost will include getting to the park, your campsite (which may be shared by others) and food that generally costs about 20-25 dollars / person.  You are responsible for daily lunch while on the water.  If you plan to paddle on Friday with the group you should arrive Thursday afternoon or evening or early Friday morning.  The daily kayak trips average about 25 miles and we will need to shuttle vehicles to the pick up zones.

See you at the park!


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