North Fork Blueway
This section of the Edisto River offers challenges for the experienced
paddlers, but can be navigated by the less experienced if accompanied
by at least one experienced paddler. Although, it’s been said, “If
you can paddle this section, you can paddle just about any river.”
There are many twists and turns, narrow passage, low trees, and when
the water is low, some portage over downed logs. You may see an
abundance of wildlife, but very few signs of civilization until you
reach the limits of Orangeburg; one exception being the presence of
aircraft from the North Airbase. There are picnic facilities at some
landings and a gazebo type stop at Edisto Memorial Gardens. Insect
repellant is recommended during the warm months
Mileage and GPS coordinates are approximate and for reference
0 (GPS 33.6515 N
81.1853 W) Poole’s Mill
Landing - From Orangeburg, drive northwest on US 178 to the county
line and turn left onto SC 3. The landing is .4 mile at the bridge.
6.8 (GPS 33.6069 N
81.1355 W) Jones Bridge
Landing - From Orangeburg, drive northwest on US 178. Pass through
North and turn left onto SC 394. The landing is approximately 2 miles
at the bridge.
10.2 (GPS 33.5910
N 81.1052 W) Carsons Park
- From Orangeburg, drive northwest on US 178 to North and turn left
onto US 321. Carson’s Park is approximately 2 miles on the left.
17.4 - (GPS 33.5768
N 81.0385 W) Slab Landing -
From Orangeburg, drive northwest on US 178. Pass through the community
of Wolfton, continue for 1.7 miles, and turn left onto Orangeburg
County S3897. Drive to the end of S3897 and turn left onto S3837.
The landing is approximately .5 mile at the bridge.
(GPS 33.5255 N 80.9472 W) Baughmans
Landing From Orangeburg, drive northwest on US 178. Drive
approximately 4 miles and turn left onto S3874. The landing is
approximately 2.3 miles at the bridge.
(GPS 33.4779 N 80.8747 W) Glover Street
Landing Downtown Orangeburg at the bridge on US 301/601.
Dawn to dusk.
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Updated: June 6, 2007
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