Waccamaw River Blue Trail

Managed By

American Rivers

Trail Overview

The Waccamaw River Blue Trail extends the South Carolina portion of the Waccamaw River meandering 100 miles through protected bottomland hardwood swamps of the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge and passing through the historic, riverfront cities of Conway and Georgetown. The Waccamaw, a coastal black water river, is home to many rare species of plants and animals, some of which are found nowhere else on earth.

Trail Length:

100 miles

Trail Location

The Waccamaw River is located in the coastal plain of South Carolina flowing through urban Conway before emptying into Winyah Bay near Georgetown.

Open Dates


Hours of Operation

24 Hours

Trail Mission Statement

The Waccamaw River Blue Trail connects communities along the Waccamaw to their hometown river, encourages stewardship of this important natural, cultural and historical resource, and is a local economic driver. Protection of the Waccamaw and its surrounding lands is of critical importance as the river provides clean drinking water, opportunities for outdoor recreation, and is home to many rare plants and animal species, some of which are found nowhere else on earth.

Uses and Activities

  • Boating, motorized
  • Boating, nonmotorized: Canoeing
  • Boating, nonmotorized: Kayaking
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Heritage and History
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Observation

Water Trail & Surrounding Surfaces

  • Water, slow moving
  • Grass or vegetation
  • Sand

More Information

Visit the Waccamaw River Blue Trail website.

Best Management Practices

This information was last updated on 12/24/2014 at 8:16 AM