Long Bay Paddlers are kayaking the beautiful Lumber River this Saturday, April 18.

We’ll meet at the Rice Field Cove Landing access off US 76 near Nichols, SC, at 9 a.m. and then shuttle up (10 mile drive) to the launch at the Fair Bluff access on NC 904.

This is a 16.4 mile down river trip.

Minimum 14 foot closed deck kayaks are recommended. PFDs are required to be worn. Bring a whistle, snacks/lunch, sun screen, bug spray, etc.

To get to the Rice Field Cove Landing take Hwy 9 until it meets Hwy. 76. Once on 76 drive only about 1,000 feet and turn left on Downing Creek Dr. (before the bridge) and then almost immediately bear right on River Rd. The landing is at the end of the road. 3395 River Rd, Nichols, SC 29581. Mapquest: http://mapq.st/1E3f0Uz

The address for the Fair Bluff access is 1175 Main St. Fair Bluff, NC 28439. Mapquest: http://mapq.st/1zhVPip

Driving directions from Rice Field Cove to Fair Bluff Landing:http://mapq.st/1zhVwEe

This Sunday we will paddle the Punch Bowl area of the Little Pee Dee River. This is an intermediate paddle from 6 to 10 miles depending on conditions. Please be at the Punch Bowl boat ramp at 12:30pm for a 1pm launch.

Directions to the Punch Bowl launch site. From 501 take 701S to Janette St. From Janette St turn left onto Gates Bay Hwy. Follow Gates Bay Hwy until it turns into Punch Bowl Rd. Follow Punch Bowl Rd until the end where you will find the launch site at the boat ramp.

Be sure to bring snacks and water, life vest and whistle. A skirt is recommended for this trip.  See you on the water.

This months paddle will be a four day three night paddle at the James Island County Park.  Campsite and cabin reservations have been made. Refer to the James Island County Park web site for directions.

Sunday’s paddle will be a round trip paddle on the Waccamaw River from the Wacca Wache Marina to the end of Collins Creek and back. This is about a 6 mile paddle. Also, we have an option  to paddle an additional 2 mile paddle around Richmond island. Plan to meet at the Wacca Wache Marina to begin the paddle at 1:30PM. We plan to stop at the marina restaurant after the completion of the paddle. All skill levels and kayaks are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your PFD, water, whistle, sunscreen, etc. See you at the marina!

Directions to the Wacca Wache Marina can be found on Google Maps. From Murrells Inlet take 17 south then turn right onto Wachesaw Rd and proceed to the end to marina location.


Sunday’s paddle will be on the Waccamaw River from Wortham’s Ferry Landing to Big Savannah Bluff Landing a distance of approximately 15.5 miles. Plan to meet at the intersection of 905 and Red Bluff Rd across from the Sun House gas station at 8:30 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 recommended for this trip.

See you on the water.

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