Paddle a Black Water Stream at Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park 

Paddle a Black Water Stream at Congaree National Park

Paddlers enjoy the sites and sounds of wilderness along Cedar Creek
Paddlers enjoy the sites and sounds of wilderness along Cedar Creek

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Cedar Creek is the principal hydrologic feature within Congaree National Park's boundaries.Enjoy the beautiful trees and incredible biodiversity of an old-growth floodplain forest as you paddle this blackwater stream.The State of South Carolina designated the stretch of Cedar Creek below Wise Lake inside the park as an Outstanding National Resource Water, a rare designation assigned to water bodies having exceptional water quality and high ecological importance. The slow-moving current in this blackwater steam is perfect for paddlers that only have one vehicle. Park your vehicle at either the Bannister Bridge, or South Cedar Creek access area and paddle downstream and upstream - the joys of slack water paddling.  

Last updated: August 27, 2015