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The Waterways of South Carolina

Updated on March 4, 2010

South Carolina's hill country offers many opportunities for whitewater adventure.


If you are looking for the perfect way to spend your South Carolina Vacation, then there’s nothing like the rejuvenation found by the water. From fishing to jet skiing or beach combing to body surfing, South Carolina’s waterways are brimming with fun.

Whether it is fishing in a quiet stream in the Blue Ridge Mountains or energetically angling for amberjack, mackerel, grouper or barracuda as you spend a day saltwater fishing in a skiff off the South Carolina coast, casting a line is just one of the pleasant pursuits of a water based South Carolina vacation.

 If fishing has no appeal, there is still plenty of aquatic adventure to be enjoyed. In the Low Country region, head over to Beaufort or Port Royal. These historic towns have coastlines that diving and boating enthusiast deem as some of the best. The Intercostals Waterway was once heavily travelled by Spanish explorers, but today it is explored by divers searching for treasures from the past. Dives here are sure to be exciting as well as an experience to remember for years to come.

Additional wet and wild fun can be has at Edisto Island and Sea Island. The shoreline here is especially known for its prime spots for crabbing or oyster harvesting. Just a few hours on the beaches here may very well provide you with a great meal!

For whitewater adventure, head to South Carolina’s Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River. Site of the movie, Deliverance, this mountain waterway is the perfect place for kayaking, canoeing, and rafting. Also in this mountain region of South Carolina are beautiful sights such as the Raven Cliff Falls and other impressive cascades.

So make your South Carolina vacation a time of water excitement. From gently flowing mountain streams to full throttle whitewaters and waterfalls to the ocean waves and diving locations, there is much to be discovered. Come to South Carolina and make a splash!


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      hubber-2009 7 years ago from India

      very good tips about South Carolina..