On Sunday, August 14, the Long Bay Paddlers will be paddling on the Waccamaw River from the Pireway landing (9700 River Gate Dr NW, Ash, NC) to the Worthams Ferry Landing (off Hwy. 57 in Little RIver, SC). They’ll meet at 8 a.m. in the Bojangles parking lot in the intersection of Hwy. 9 and Hwy. 57 in Little River to transfer kayaks on vehicles. At 8:15 a.m. they’ll depart to go drop some cars off at Worthams Ferry before proceeding to the Pireway landing launch site.
This is approx. a beautiful 12 mile paddle. Kayaks with a minimum length of 14′ are recommended. Make sure you bring your PFD (must be worn), water, snack, whistle, bug spray, etc.
If this trip needs to be altered due to weather an update will be posted at https://www.facebook.com/groups/longbaypaddlers/

The Punch Bowl Paddle is a beautiful paddle through a cypress forest and the tree house in the middle of swamp area. This trip we will put in at Punchbowl Landing and kayak down to Yauhannah Bridge and Hwy. 701. It’s about a 12 mile paddle down river and low tide at the bridge is 2 p.m. There is a landing about half way that we will take a break. Be sure to bring a lot of water and a spray cannon or anything that will help keep you cool. Also remember everyone MUST wear a PFD, have a whistle and I advise a spray skirt. This is not a difficult paddle and 14 ft kayaks are recommended.

I would like to get started early due to heat. So let’s meet at 8 a.m. at Punchbowl. Contact Ursula Barnes Witherspoon at UWitherspoon@cityofmyrtlebeach.com if you need directions to Punch Bowl (Punch Bowl Rd, Conway, SC 29527), it’s easy.

Right now I am planning to leave my car at the Yauhannah Bridge. I would like everyone who is planning to go to RSVP so we can coordinate the shuttling and we can get on the river before 9 a.m.


This Sundays paddle we will return to Wambaw Creek. 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 9am 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. Watch out for the alligators.
See you Sunday!

There are two options for the Black River paddle which will depend on the wind on Sunday. If it’s calm we’ll put in at Peter’s creek and paddle down to Georgetown through the harbor this paddle is about 17 miles.  If its windy we’ll go up river to Brown’s Ferry and paddle to Peter’s Creek or we can paddle to 701 bridge for a few more miles.  High tide in the area is around 10 or 1030 depending where we put in.


Safety, if we go down to Georgetown EVERYONE Must have a spray Skirt.  And as always a whistle and PFD.



text me (843-385-7655) for questions.


Wear your favorite Paddy day attire

Sunday, November 1st there will be a one way paddle starting at the WaccaWache Marina to East Bay Park in Georgetown a distance of 18 miles.

In order to ride the river current and outgoing tide lets plan to meet in Georgetown at 11:30 AM and drop sufficient transportation for the return trip to Wacca Wache. We will take a short stretch break at Hagely Landing in Pawley’s Island, a distance of 11 miles. If anyone does not wish to make the entire trip they can leave a vehicle at Hagley Landing on the way down to Georgetown. Tour boats 14 ft or longer recommended.

Bring snacks, water, rain jacket, PFD. Because Georgetown is lacking in watering holes open on Sunday I suggest we congregate at Kay Ray’s at Wacca Wache Marina after the paddle to celebrate our last scheduled paddle of the year.

See you Sunday at the Park!


This Thursday October 8th through the 11th 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 30-35 dollars.

  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!

Saturday, September 12th there will be a round trip six mile paddle on the Waccamaw river starting at Enterprise Landing to Bucksport  Marina and back. Plan to meet at Enterprise Landing at 8:30 AM. All skill levels are welcome.

Enterprise landing is located at the end of Enterprise Road off of Highway 707 just south of the 544 overpass.

Don’t forget to bring your PFD, water, whistle, sunscreen, etc. See you at Enterprise Landing on Saturday.

Sunday, August 23rd we will be paddling on the Waccamaw River from Wortham’s Ferry Landing to Big Savannah Bluff Landing a distance of approximately 14.5 miles. Plan to meet at the intersection of 905 and Red Bluff Rd across from the Sun House gas station at 8:00 AM. From there we will proceed to Big Savannah Bluff to drop cars for the return paddle.

Directions: Take route 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) to route 22 heading towards Conway (Conway Bypass) to 905N to Red Bluff Rd. Park across from the Sun House Petroleum service station.

Bring water, snacks, bug spray whistle and PDF.

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

See you on the water.


Sunday, July 19th the Longbay Paddlers will be paddling the Pee Dee River. We’ll start at 701 Bridge near Yauhannah on the Great Pee Dee. Paddle south about 11 miles then turn left going up river on the Waccamaw about 4.5 miles.  Low tide at put in is about 10:30am.  I’d like to meet around 730am and push to get in the water by 8:00AM. By the time we intersect the Waccamaw the tides will have changed so will be going up river on the incoming tide.
Our destination is the Bucksports Marina on the Waccamaw river and we plan to have lunch there at Capt. SeaWeeds Bar and Grill.

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

This an Intermediate Paddle.

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

We will need to shuttle.  So let Ursula know if you are planning to attend.  I’d like to figure out the logistists before Sunday morning.
See ya’ll then

Sunday, June 14th the Longbay Paddlers will be traveling to Capers Island from Garris Landing in Awendaw.  Plan to meet at 7:30 AM in the Food Lion Parking lot south of the Sampit River bridge, highway 17 in Georgetown.  From there we will caravan south to Garris Landing on the ICW.

This paddle will be a distance of eight miles each way primarily on the ICW with an ocean landing on the south end of Capers Island.  Once on the Island we will take a long break to hike the beach, have a snack and cool off in the water.  Following the paddle we will stop at Seewee Restaurant for dinner before heading home.

Make sure you have your PFD (must be worn), whistle, snacks,water, sunscreen, bug spray and camera. Also suggest the use of a spray skirt.

See you Sunday!