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Waccamaw Island Canoe Loop is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Conway, South Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 6 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Fishing

Nature trips

Paddle sports

Walking

Bird watching

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Description
Waypoints (1)

Old Waccamaw River or Thororoughfare Creek

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (11)
Photos (3)
Recordings (7)
Completed (16)
Mike Pope
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This is a great trail for the Onewheels. The trail starts at the canoe launch and travels around the lake. There are tight bike trails that cross the white trail.

Miranda Beers
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Paddle sports

Kayaked this loop in about 2 1/2 hours, with a lot of fishing going on. Saw 6 alligators, biggest one being about 6 ft in length. Caught a 5 lb Largemouth Bass as the best catch of the day. Loved this trip.

Mark Epps
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Paddle sports
First to Review

This is a moderate kayak paddle about 4.1 miles long. You start at the J. Todd Public Boat Landing at the end of Jackson Bluff Rd in Conway, SC. There is plenty of wildlife to be seen. Within a few minutes of getting on the water we spotted a large American Alligator. We followed him for about a mile before slipped into one of the smaller creeks. We saw several more smaller alligators for the first few miles. There are always numerous turtles (red-eared sliders mostly) sunning themselves on the banks and fallen logs. We also spotted two barred owls, a few pileated woodpeckers, and a golden finch or two. We were serenated by a host of sing birds as we lazily drifted along. Once we turned onto the main channel of the Waccamaw River we had to paddle against a bit of a current as the Waccamaw is affected by tides and the tide was on its way out. That was for a short distance then we were back on Thorofare Creek or Old River to finish up. The only downfall to this short paddle is that these areas are used by bass fishermen and other power boaters. You have to stay well out of the center of the creek as they don't always move slowly. This is more often used for kayaking rather than canoeing but kayaking was not a choice in activity.

Eli Basile
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Eli Basile
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Joseph Mangum
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Hiking
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Missy Gray
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Marcio Van der Put
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Andrea Rynearson
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Robert Perez
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Jake Freedman
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Mountain biking
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