River Heritage Preserve Canoe
The preserve protects 28 miles of the Waccamaw River, which is the
only river that originates from a Carolina Bay. You can paddle all 28
miles, but the most convenient spot to start is Wortham’s Landing.
You will pass through bottomland hardwood forests that are the habitat
for numerous birds and animals such as otters and black bear. Most
paddlers can average 2 mph at low water and 4 mph at high water.
None, unless you are
hunting or fishing.
Mileage is approximate and for reference
0 - Wortham’s Ferry
Landing - From US 17 in North Myrtle Beach, drive west on SC 9 for
approximately 3.5 miles and turn right onto Horry County S-26-57. Drive
2.3 miles, turn left onto S-26-111, and continue to the landing.
5.5 Highway 9 Public
Landing - From Wortham’s Ferry Landing, drive east on Horry
County S-26-111 and turn right onto S-26-57. Drive 2.3 miles and turn right
onto SC 9. Drive 2.3 miles and turn right into the public parking
area. The landing is at the base of the parking area.
13.5 Star Bluff
Landing - From the Highway 9 Public Landing, drive east to
Stephens Crossroads and turn right onto Horry County S26-57 (joins
Drive 4.4 miles and turn right onto S-26-638. The landing is 1.5 miles.
15.5 - Big Savannah
Bluff Landing - From Star Bluff Landing, drive east on Horry
County S-26-638 and turn right onto SC 90. Drive 4 miles and turn right
onto S-26-31. Drive 3.8 miles and turn right onto SC 905. Drive 4.1 miles
and turn right onto S-26-952. After 3 miles, S26-952 becomes dirt.
Continue for 4 miles on the dirt to the landing.
25 - Red Bluff Landing
- From Big Savannah Landing, drive west on Horry County S-26-952 and turn
left onto SC 905. Drive 4.1 miles and turn right onto S-26-31. The
landing is at the bridge.
Dawn to dusk.
Riverside camping is allowed on preserve land. Fires are allowed, but
only dead wood can be burned.
Trust Program, 420 Dirleton Road, Georgetown, SC
29440. Telephone: 843-546-3226, Fax: 843-546-2888
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