# 25 - Swamp Fox 50 Mile 
-Paddle Camp Trail 

 

 

 Rated: Very Strenuous 

 54 miles 

 

 Experience South Carolina's only established 

 4 night, 5 day paddle trip! Paddle the state's 

 largest lake, Lake Marion, camp at a state park, 

 pass by historic landmarks and experience 

 Lake Moultrie. Epic wildlife is guaranteed. The 

 paddle trail has bald eagles, just about every 
-type of heron known to the Low Country, egrets, 
-other waterfowl, otters, beavers, deer and so 
-much more. This is bucket list level of adventure! 

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Difficulty:  Daily sections range from moderate to very strenuous. 

Distance:  54 miles total.

TimeEach section can take between 6 - 10 hours/day.

CrowdsVery light. You’re likely not to see any other paddlers on this trip. You will see many motorized

boats.

Boat TypeVERY IMPORTANT: Touring kayaks or canoes, capable of holding camping gear, fresh water and supplies for multi-day trips. Because of open water and capacity, minimum of 14-ft. long recommended.

Beginning of Trail:  Lake Marion, Lowfalls Landing, 958 Low Falls Road, Cameron, SC 29030. 803-823-9074.

GPS: 33.632445, -80.543588 or 33°37’56.8”N, 80°32’36.9”W.

End of Trail:  Lake Moultrie, 200 Hines Drive, Bonneau, SC 29431. GPS: 33.332527, -79.982664 or

33°19’57.1”N, 79°58’57.6”W.

Fees/Permits:  None, except camping fee for night # 1 at Santee State Park.

Current:  If you get out into the open water, there could be a small current in the south direction. Also, there

could be a stronger current in the Diversion Canal between Lakes Marion and Moultrie.

Tidal Influence:  None. 

Precautions:  Experienced paddlers, navigators and campers are recommended for this expedition. Winds

across open water can cause waves and whitecaps. There are tree stumps located in the water near the surface. Watch out for motorized boat traffic. The use of a compass and/or a GPS is strongly encouraged for this trip.

Water Level:  For this Blueway paddle trail, water level is not much of a concern because of open waters. Lake Marion Water Levels, click HERE. Lake Moultrie Water Levels, click HERE.

Resupply on the Trail:  Day 1 - Santee State Park

                                       Day 2 - Bell's Marina

                                       Day 4 - Hill's Landing Marina or Angel's Landing Marina

Weather on the Trail:  Click HERE

The Swamp Fox 50 Trail would not be possible without:

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