Floating South Carolina. The list of the best rivers to navigate in an tube or floatie.
Beautiful, winding river long the border of Georgia and south Carolina. The water can be a little chilly, so best to go on a hot Summer day. The route from Overflow Creek to Highway 28 access take about 5 hours. Hwy 28 to Earl's Ford access is around 7 hours There are a number of rapids on the river that you may want to walk around. Safety first! Rules of the river: 1. Everyone must register at the access point 2. No floating allowed upstream of the Highway 28 bridge 3. No air mattresses allowed. 4. Lifejackets are required 5. "Inner tubes" are not allowed below Earl’s Ford exit point
This 28km stretch of river is very long, so don't plan on doing it in one shot. Access is hard to come by past Rock Hill with lots of private property along the river The river is wide and mellow, no rapids or major hazards to worry about.
This is a float through the town of Columbia that will take about 4 hours, but it can be shortened by getting out at the Jordan boat launch. There are a couple little class 1-2 rapids to add some adventure, but nothing to be worried about. Watch out for the lock halfway down and stay to the right to avoid the drop off.
This is a super long stretch of floatable river. Each has it's own personality and popularity. The busiest section is from Givhans to Messervy. The route above is much less populated, so choose your own adventure through the beautiful South Carolina countryside. Alcohol is not allowed in the State Park, but is permitted on the river itself. there is also a $2 cash-only fee for entering the park. Watch out for fallen tree hazards throughout the river and stay on your toes. Duration info is hard to come by, but expect each section to take the better part of a day, approximately 5-6 hours.
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