Sunday, May 31, 2009

Edisto river SC may 23 - 24 - 25 2009

The Edisto River is the longest completely undammed / unleveed blackwater river in North America, flowing 206 meandering miles from its sources in Saluda and Edgefield counties, to its Atlantic Ocean mouth at Edisto Beach, SC. It rises in two main tributaries (North Fork & South Fork) from springs under the Sandhills region of West Central South Carolina, just to the south of the Piedmont fall line. It is the longest and largest river system completely contained by the borders of South Carolina. Its name comes from the Edisto subtribe of the Cusabo Indians.

The Cusabo (also Corsaboy) were a group of Native Americans who lived along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in what is now South Carolina, approximately between present-day Charleston and the Savannah River. They were often referred to as the Settlement Indians of South Carolina.

A Section known as the Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail is very popular, however dangerous at various water levels.
Highly recommend that the Edisto River outside the ACE Basin area, be strictly paddled with Experienced Guides.

Edisto river access sites
South Fork Edisto River
RM-104 – Upstream end of South Fork (near Johnston)
RM-78 -- Highway 21 Landing (at Road 21, Cooks Bridge, east of Aiken)
RM-68 -- Aiken State Park / Natural Area (at Road 53 bridge)
RM-68 -- Road 53 Landing (bridge at Aiken State Park)
RM-59 -- Keadle Bridge Landing (at Road 22 bridge, near Barnwell Cnty line)
RM-51 -- Highway 39 Landing (at Hwy 39 bridge, NE of Williston, near Springfield)
RM-47 -- Hog Pen Landing (below Hwy 3 bridge, near Springfield)
RM-30 -- Claude’s Landing (end of Road 365 off Road 49, near Sweden)
RM-27 -- Ness Bridge Landing (at Hwy 70 bridge, near Finland, west of Cope)
RM-19 -- Bobcat Landing (at Hwy 301/601 bridge, north of Bamberg)
RM-12 -- Brabham’s Landing (at Cannon Bridge, Road 20/39 east of Bamberg)
RM-0 – End at confluence of North and South Forks near Branchville

Chip and Joy
Campbell are the proprietors of Okefenokee Adventures

Current Stream Flow Conditions In South Carolina :

......A giant oak tree stretched across the river from bank to bank . With the swift current we only had a few moments to size up the situation and seek the best route through or around the tree .......

With lots of squirming, ducking and wiggling we struggled through the tree only to find another just downstream. And so it went for the next couple of miles

Pam & Craig

Barnwell State Park may be the best fishing hole in South Carolina that not many folks know about. A traditional state park primarily serving the people of Barnwell County, Barnwell State Park offers camping and cabins, picnicking and playgrounds, and a community center long favored for meetings and reunions.There’s also a nature trail that winds around a pair of nice-sized ponds that many locals know hold a good population of bream and bass, some of them surprisingly large.Barnwell State Park is one of 16 state parks in South Carolina built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression to provide jobs for the men who built them and recreational opportunities for the people who live nearby.

Barnwell State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was designed to provide employment during the Great Depression while addressing national needs in conservation and recreation. The CCC was instrumental in the development of many of South Carolina’s state parks. A number of buildings built by the CCC in the 1930's are still in use at this park.

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Tea tree oil contains consituents called terpenoids, which have been found to have antiseptic and antifungal activity. The compound terpinen-4-ol is the most abundant and is thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's antimicrobial activity

Hi Pam,
Thanks for doing all the leg work! It sure as made this easy for us and we can’t wait!I hope your radar is more accurate than the one I looked at just now. It’s reading 50% chance of rain on Saturday and 30% on Sunday. Hmmm. I don’t trust any of them anyway. It’ll be what it’ll be. See you all soon !!

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