This Sunday’s paddle will be on the upper Wambaw Creek in the Francis Marion Forest.  Plan to meet in Georgetown at the Food Lion Parking lot 8:30 AM.  From there we will proceed to the put in on Wambaw Creek.  Make sure you bring your PFD, water, snack whistle, bug spray etc.  This will be an out and back paddle as far up stream as obstructions will allow.  Color should be at it’s peak.  Following the paddle you may want to stop in Georgetown for the wooden boat show.
Looking forward to a good turn out!

This Thursday October 2nd through the 5th will be our four day camping and paddling trip to Edisto Beach State Park in South Carolina.

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.

Directions: SC Hwy 174 at Edisto Island, 50 miles SE of Charleston, SC  From Hwy 17: take Hwy 174 appx. 28 miles.  Day Use Area & Beach Front Campground located to the left upon entering the town limits Live Oak Campground and Cabins located to the right off Hwy. 174 just past park sign, Interpretive Canter and Boat Landing located to the right (Palmetto Road),

Bring lots of water, snacks, bug spray and don’t forget your PFD and whistle.

Kayaks of 14 feet or longer are recommended for this trip.

See you at the park!

This  Saturday August 9th will be our Moonlight paddle in Murrell’s Inlet.  Plan to meet at 6:00pm and put in by 6:30 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 visible at 360 degrees, your PFD (and wear it on club paddles), a whistle and a skirt is also suggested.  This paddle is always subject to weather conditions so look for a possible weather update .  See you on the water.

Sunday’s 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 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.


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