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Congaree River Blue Trail

South Carolina’s Congaree River is a significant asset for the state. The waterway shapes in the midlands close to Columbia and streams south into the Coastal Plains. The Congaree gives numerous recreational chances to its clients, and its watershed is home to an assorted variety of plant and creature life. The broadly assigned Congaree River Blue Trail improves free to the stream and permits paddlers to investigate and appreciate exercises, for example, angling, birding, and outdoors.

The Congaree River Blue Trail starts close to downtown Columbia, where the Saluda and Broad Rivers converge to shape the Congaree River. In the wake of leaving its urban beginnings, the Congaree streams 51 miles southeast to join the Wateree River simply above Lake Marion. A feature of the Blue Trail is the zone along Congaree National Park, found twenty miles downstream from Columbia. This secured wild contains the biggest tract of old development bottomland hardwood backwoods in the nation. Paddlers can take out at the recreation center and investigate twenty miles of climbing trails, a promenade, and crude outdoors. The recreation center has an assigned kayak preliminary on South Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Congaree River. Guests may see an assortment of natural life including deer, otter, turtles, snakes and winged animals. There is no vehicle access to the waterway inside the national park, and the recreation center doesn’t lease kayaks.

The vast majority of the community focuses on the Congaree River Blue Trail are in the Columbia region. Paddlers can do a short excursion in the metro zone extending from two hours to an entire day, contingent upon water conditions and level of rowing experience. A kayak and kayak dispatch is accessible at West Columbia Landing, some portion of the West Columbia Riverwalk, on the west side of the waterway at the Gervais Street Bridge.

Vehicle leaving is situated at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. Another community is accessible downstream at Jordan (Rosewood) Landing, some portion of the Cayce Riverwalk. This arrival is found approximately.5 mile underneath the Cayce Lock on the left half of the stream. Paddlers can maintain a strategic distance from a dam straightforwardly underneath the railroad trestle by utilizing the lock on the correct side of the stream. The Newman (Cayce) Landing is situated on the correct side of the waterway around 2 miles downstream from Rosewood. This is the last open arriving in the Columbia zone. The keep going take out on the Congaree River Blue Trail is 45 miles downstream from Newman Landing. The take out is situated at Bates Bridge Landing at the US Hwy 601 Bridge. Vehicle leaving is accessible there; be that as it may, the zone at times floods.