Congaree River Blue Trail

South Carolina’s Congaree River is an essential asset for the state. The stream shapes in the midlands close Columbia and streams south into the Coastal Plains. The Congaree gives numerous recreational chances to its clients, and its watershed is home to a differences of plant and creature life. The broadly assigned Congaree River Blue Trail enhances free to the waterway and enables paddlers to investigate and appreciate exercises, for example, angling, birding, and outdoors.

The Congaree River Blue Trail starts close downtown Columbia, where the Saluda and Broad Rivers converge to frame the Congaree River. Subsequent to leaving its urban beginnings, the Congaree streams 51 miles southeast to join the Wateree River simply above Lake Marion. A highlight of the Blue Trail is the territory along Congaree National Park, found twenty miles downstream from Columbia. This secured wild contains the biggest tract of old development bottomland hardwood backwoods in the nation. Paddlers can take out at the recreation center and investigate twenty miles of climbing trails, a footpath, and primitive outdoors. The recreation center has an assigned kayak trial on South Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Congaree River. Visitors may see an assortment of untamed life including deer, otter, turtles, snakes and winged creatures. There is no vehicle access to the stream inside the national stop, and the recreation center does not lease kayaks.

The greater part of the community focuses on the Congaree River Blue Trail are in the Columbia region. Paddlers can do a short trek in the metro region extending from two hours to an entire day, contingent upon water conditions and level of paddling knowledge. A kayak and kayak dispatch is accessible at West Columbia Landing, some portion of the West Columbia Riverwalk, on the west side of the stream at the Gervais Street Bridge.

Vehicle stopping is situated at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. Another free is accessible downstream at Jordan (Rosewood) Landing, some portion of the Cayce Riverwalk. This arrival is found approximately.5 mile underneath the Cayce Lock on the left half of the stream. Paddlers can keep away from a dam straightforwardly beneath the railroad trestle by utilizing the bolt on the correct side of the waterway. The Newman (Cayce) Landing is situated on the correct side of the waterway around 2 miles downstream from Rosewood. This is the last open arriving in the Columbia region. The keep going take out on the Congaree River Blue Trail is 45 miles downstream from Newman Landing. The take out is situated at Bates Bridge Landing at the US Hwy 601 Bridge. Vehicle stopping is accessible there; however, the zone at times surges.