Campsites (marked with orange markers) are free, No out of state fishing licence required. Camping close to the river at all three campsites.
Rafting will cost about $100 per person, depending on option of Section III or Section IV. Section IV is more physically intense than section III. Section III is rated for beginners and is also about $10 cheaper. There is also an option to rent some inflatables and do an easy, laid back, unguided float. The latter will be the cheapest option. This link contains additional information regarding rafting on the Chattooga.
Unguided/ Equipment rental:
Hiking and Fishing:
Nearby trails lead to feeder creeks and waterfalls. River and feeder creeks are stocked with Rainbow and Brown trout, there is also a holdover population of Brown trout. Main river is ususally busy with rafting traffic and too deep to wade, but 10 miles north of the proposed campground is smaller and wadeable. Lake Tugaloo provides a flatwater fishing/paddling opportunity and contains Smallmouth Bass, Redeye Bass, and trout.
best look yet at Little Tybee Island’s campablity and at least one way of securing protein. we must go here when the fishing heats up. this year.
and since that vid wasn’t very informative on the clam collection itself, there’s this:
and this: skip to 2:00
ALSO PACIFIC ACTION SAIL KIT TIME SUCKER. fight me.
Get those light action rods and beetle spins ready. Oh yeah, and our favorite: CRICKETS. I’m thinking this is a good way to go for the fishing portion on things on the Santee River Paddle/Camp. I don’t want to mess with catfish.
I’m seeing a couple possibilities here for a overnight paddle and camp trip. The first one is just heading straight down the main body of the Santee river starting at Jamestown, SC.
Day 1: Echaw Creek-McConnell’s Landing
Day 2: McConnell’s Landing – Wambaw Creek (via Chicken Creek)
According to the available info both segments are about 4-5 hours paddling time. That will leave us time to stop and fish along the way and not be in a rush to get to the landing. Also, the entire southern bank is national forest land. Several more landing spots not on the map are available for camping/stopping.
The other possibility is starting in a tributary to the river, but ending up in the same place.
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