South Carolina Map

Enoree River Canoe Trail

Contact Info
Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests
20 Work Center Road
Whitmire, SC 29178

Phone:
803-276-4810
Basics
Season:
Year round

Description

The Enoree River flows through the scenic piedmont section of the Sumter National Forest. Some know the Enoree River as "River of Muscadines.” Visitors will see steep hardwood bluffs, bottomland forests and small marshy areas. The river ranges from 2 to 6 feet deep and from 40 to 70 feet wide.

Water levels fluctuate with rainfall. Paddlers may experience a variety of experiences depending on the time of year and the amount of rainfall. Early spring brings heavy rains that cause the river to swell. At this flood stage, the river is unsafe to paddle. Late spring river conditions provide nice fastmoving flatwater for experienced paddler to enjoy.

The hot summer months coupled with a lack of rain bring the mighty Enoree down to a small creek that makes boating impossible. As fall draws near, the rains start again. River conditions once again provide nice fast-moving flat water.

Floaters have excellent opportunities to view many wildlife species and abundant plant life or to fish for catfish, bream, and redeye bass.

Details

Season:
Year round
Additional Details:

Camping: Primitive camping is allowed on National Forest land along the river by permit only. Group camping facilities are available upon request.

Difficulty level: Ranges from beginner to novice paddlers depending on the seasonal water levels.

Drinking water: Plan your water needs before trip. River water is not safe to drink. Length: 36 miles

Safety: Watch for seasonal flooding and fallen trees. Check local weather forecast before your trip. Before your float, study maps of the area and learn the terrain. Know the access points as some are NOT visible from the river.

Trash: pack it in–pack it out

Travel time: Expect to go about 2 to 3 miles per hour. Time needed to complete a trip depends on water depth, how fast you paddle, how often you stop, and if logs must be portaged.

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