Waccamaw River Blue Trail

May 2013 – Waccamaw named National Water Trail - NPS Site, Celebratory Paddle photos and video

Considered one of the finest blackwater rivers in the Southeast, the Waccamaw River provides clean drinking water, scenic landscapes, diverse fish and wildlife, outstanding recreation, and is an economic driver that serves the region.

Despite this, the Waccamaw is under constant threat of poorly planned development. American Rivers and our partners are improving family-friendly recreation, such as boating, fishing, and hiking, and protecting riverside land through new ordinances and incentives that emphasize stewardship, conservation easements, and acquisition.

The Waccamaw River Blue Trail begins near the Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve in South Carolina and connects urban and rural communities to the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge before ending at Winyah Bay. It is recognized by the Department of the Interior as a priority America’s Great Outdoors project.