# 25 - Swamp Fox 50 Mile
-Paddle Camp Trail
Rated: Very Strenuous
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!
Difficulty: Daily sections range from moderate to very strenuous.
Distance: 54 miles total.
Time: Each section can take between 6 - 10 hours/day.
Crowds: Very light. You’re likely not to see any other paddlers on this trip. You will see many motorized
Boat Type: VERY 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
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.
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
The Swamp Fox 50 Trail would not be possible without: