The Lumber River kayak trip is coming up on Sunday, May 19.  We’ll be launching from the Lumber River State Park Princess Ann access area and paddling downriver approx. 12 miles to the NC 904 access in Fair Bluff, NC. We’ll meet at the The River Bend Outfitters take out point in Fair Bluff at 9:30 a.m. at 1206 Main St., Fair Bluff, NC 28439. (Mapquest the take out point at http://mapq.st/18yoF2Z).

From there we’ll shuttle cars approx 8 miles to the Lumber River State Park at 2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum, NC 28369.

Mapquest it at http://mapq.st/15vHPYp

More info on Lumber River State Park:
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.
Several of us are going up to Lumber River State Park on Saturday, paddling the Lumber River above the park on Saturday afternoon, camping Saturday night, and then will meet up with everyone at Lumber River State park on Sunday morning to launch.
There are many camp sites available!  Please join us camping if you’d like. You can reserve a campsite at http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/Lumber_River_State_Park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NC&parkId=552840
Our current campsites we have reserved are PA7 and PA8, right on the river in the Princess Ann Access area of the state park.
This Saturday’s paddle will be from Garris (Moores) Landing to the south end of Capers Island a distance of approximately eight miles each way.  Plan to meet in the parking lot of the Food Lion just south of the Sampit River bridge in Georgetown at 9AM.  From there we will proceed to the landing. For this paddle trip it is recommended kayaks 14 ft in length or longer with spray skirts for the Island beach landing.  Bring water, snacks, sun screen and a camera for the hike on the beach.  Also don’t forget your PFD and whistle.  The weather forecast is for sunny sky’s and 75 degrees.

See you on the water!

This Sunday’s paddle will be on Awendaw Creek from Buck Hall Landing.  This will be an out and back from the landing a distance of approximately eight miles.  Plan to meet at the Food Lion parking lot south of the Sandpit River bridge in Georgetown at 9:00 AM.  From there we will proceed south to Buck Hall Landing.  There is a parking fee of $3.00 per vehicle to park at the landing.  Make sure you have your PFD and wear it on club paddles, bring water, a snack and sunscreen. See you on the water.

Plan to leave from East Bay Park no later than 10:00 AM.  The tide will be coming in so you will want to return no later than 1:00PM as high tide will be at 2:00PM.  Check the winds for the bay before venturing out as things can get rough in the afternoon. While going out stay to the left of the Islands to more protected waters.  Same on the return trip follow the same side of the island and head to right behind other islands before cutting diagonally across the bay to park or put in. Check a map and you will see what I mean regarding the islands.  Those of you who paddled this last year know what I mean regarding the islands, the wind and the tides.
Have a safe trip!

This Friday August 3rd will be our Moonlight paddle in Murrell’s Inlet.  Plan to meet at 8:00pm at Morse Landing next to the Hot Fish Club.  This will be a short paddle out to the sand bars near the jetties.  All skill levels are welcome.You will need to bring a white light, your PFD (and wear it on club paddles), water.  This paddle is always subject to weather conditions so look for a update Thursday night.  See you on the water.

Saturdays paddle will be on the Little Pee Dee River from Hughes to Pitts Landing a distance of approximately seven miles.  Plan to meet at 8:00 am at the Pee Dee Exchange, 6450 Highway 378 west of Conway approximately ten miles at the caution light.  From there we will proceed to Pitts Landing to drop cars for the return shuttle.  Bring lots of water, a snack, sun screen and do not forget your PFD and whistle.  See you on the water!

This Saturdays paddle we will return to Wambaw Creek paddling from the stopping point of our last trip and going farther south.  This will be an out and back paddle from the put in point as far as the creek provides open water. The distance of this trip depends on unobstructed navigable water. Plan to meet at 10am in Georgetown at the Food Lion parking lot just south of the Sampit River bridge. We will then proceed to the put in on the fire road in the Francis Marion Forest.

Bring water, a snack, sun screen, bug spray and your PFD.
See you Saturday!

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