FRANCIS MARION NATIONAL FOREST
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WAMBAW WILDERNESS
KAYAK/CANOE

BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE!

PADDLE UNDER ANCIENT CYPRESSES

The Wambaw Creek Kayak Tour is a Coastal Expeditions guide favorite- and for good reason.  Some of the oldest bald cypresses line the edges of the creek and wildlife like otters, turkeys and white-tail deer are abundant. A tributary of the Santee River, Wambaw Creek is nestled into the Francis Marion National Forest and is the perfect trip for families or small groups.  

Named one of the 14 best places to canoe or kayak on national forests by the National Forest Federation, this is a "don't miss" excursion.

Bald Cypress and Tupelo shade this creek, creating an intimate setting for sightings of otter, deer, turkeys and a myriad of birds like kingfishers, herons and hawks.  And the quiet rhythm of the kayaks allow us to see them up close.

The history within this area of the Lowcountry was dominated by rice culture, and our guides will take you back in time as they share stories about the plantation life that shaped the way our ancestors once lived.

 

TRIP DETAILS

COST & TRIP LENGTH
The trip cost for this 6-hour adventure is $95/adult and $65/12& under.  This price includes gear (kayak/canoe, PFD, paddle, etc.), transportation to the put-in, pre-trip prep/instruction, lunch and the on-water experience.  Tax is already included in the price.

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Participants will kayak on a guided expedition that has been timed with the tides for an enjoyable trip.  This is an excellent tour for beginners and experienced kayakers.

WHAT TO WEAR
Shoes that you don't mind getting wet (Chacos/Tevas-style shoes are best), a hat, and synthetic clothing (it will dry faster than cotton).  During cooler weather, dress in layers.

WHAT TO BRING
Drinking water (1 liter/person), sunscreen; Pack a lunch and snacks for our break on a creek bank

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE
Kayaking/Canoeing, Plantation History, Birding, Photography

 

 

DON'T SEE A DATE THAT WORKS FOR YOU?

Contact us to see if there is a trip on another blackwater trail that will.  Or, create a private excursion for you and your group with a customized itinerary (trip cost will vary depending on group size).

LET US CHOOSE FOR YOU

Throughout the year, each of these blackwater creeks and rivers have a certain time when they are at their peak.  It may be a wildflower bloom, the arrival of Swallowtail Kites, autumn leaf change or a nest of Ospreys. Coastal Expeditions guides are on these waterways every day and they'll make sure that you are on the best river for the time of year.  Just call with a date and we'll do the rest!

NEARBY PLACES WORTH A VISIT

T.W. Graham & Co. or SeeWee Restaurant for lunch or dinner; Sewee Outpost for things you need (and biscuits); Center for Birds of Prey
Coastal Expeditions operates under special use permit within the Francis Marion National Forest.
Coastal Expeditions is an equal opportunity provider.