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Gadsden, South Carolina

Kayak Cedar Creek at Congaree NP

Originally added by Alyssa Lewis

The Congaree National Park is a slice of the world that is nearly untouched by humans. The slow moving river that runs through this park is the perfect place to get lost in a kayaking adventure.

This river has several points throughout the park where you can launch your kayaks and canoes. The river is marked with mile markers along the way so you can count down to the next launch point. This river is actually so slow moving that you can kayak upstream or downstream. All along the river you can experience wildlife at its finest. Stumbling across deer, fish and turtles is not uncommon in this area. The river runs through deep, lush forest which can make for some great photos. Also, there are several embankments on the river where you can dock your kayak or canoe and explore the nature trails near the river. This trip is perfect if you're looking for a relaxing day floating down the river or if you're looking to challenge yourself and paddle for hours.

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Kayaking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildlife

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Creek Is Blocked.

The creek is blocked by down trees so you can only go downstream outside of the park right now.

Guided tours

You can also reserve a spot on a free guided canoe tour that is offered by park rangers. This is a great way to explore the creek without having to bring your own canoe/kayak, and also learn something new from the rangers.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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