Events

Fourth Installment of the “Discover the ERCK Trail” Paddling Series February 9th

Edisto River Adventures continues a series of guided paddles designed to explore 60 miles of the Edisto River known as the Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail. Colleton and Givhans State Parks are partnering with the outfitter on the outings scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of each month through April 2019.

Paddle #4 of 6 will start where we left off last month – Mars Oldfield Landing. Meet up at 9:00 am at MOF and drop equipment at landing. We will caravan to Edisto River Adventures (end of paddle) and drop vehicles and take the shuttle back to MOF. The paddle trip will then begin its 8.5 mile journey taking in beautiful winter scenery and wildlife – this section will feature limestone formations and a side foray into Four Holes Swamp.

An after paddle gathering with food is planned, provided Mother Nature allows an agreeable river level for our outpost. Please “stay tuned”.

Primitive camping is reserved and can be used the night before and the night of ($5 pp) for those traveling from afar and those just wanting to make a weekend of it. Contact Givhans Ferry State Park for sites with power and water – or for those with RV’s (843-873-0692)

Kayak / Paddleboard equipment rentals are available through Edisto River Adventures for $45, shuttle service is available for those with their own equipment. Shuttle service is a $10 donation that covers the entire series. 

Contact Edisto River Adventures 843-695-8146 for more information and to register.

Edisto River Stewardship Day 2018

Help us remove litter from Bamberg to Jacksonborro!  Friends of the Edisto Stewardship Day will be held May 12 at Colleton State Park. First held in 2002, this annual service event is designed to increase the appreciation of the river and demonstrate the impact litter has on our beautiful river. Unfortunately the people who litter are not the ones who help with the cleanup.

Many thanks to Colleton County who supports the effort by providing a dumpster at the park and having their employees make a circuit of the landings to collect trash collected by our volunteers.

Live music and a BBQ lunch prepared by Dukes of Ridgeville highlight the after party! The music starts at 10AM and lunch is served at noon.

We invite you to pick up supplies at the gazebo on Hwy 15 after 9AM. If you have a group that would like to make supply arrangements in advance please contact Howard Bridgman at 843-297-2366 or HSB0255@bellsouth.net.

Building on its years of cleanups, FRED has recently been working to have our landings adopted. Unfortunately, one or two cleanups a year isn’t enough to keep the river clean. Hugo Krispyn of FRED has signed up 14 landings on the river so far. If you would like to adopt a landing please contact Hugo Krispyn at hugo@swampvox.com.

Givhans Ferry State Park Offers “First Friday Paddle With A Ranger” Series

Join a park ranger for a kayak trip down the Edisto River from Mars Oldfield launch to Givhans Ferry State Park. Kayak and all paddling gear is included in the $25 price of the program. Meet at the Park Office at 11:00am for 11:30am departure. This program is designed for paddlers with at least some experience on moving water or a lot of experience on flat water. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to the program. For full details visit the Givhans Ferry State Park website, call (843) 873-0692 or email givhansferry@scprt.com.

 

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