We can talk all you want about paddling, but actions speak louder. We went up to the Edisto River in South Carolina to paddle with String. String and the others drove down from up state. Us Floridians pulled the trailer up and spent the weekend in the Colleton State Park across the river from the launch. You could launch from the state park. But the boat ramp is easier. We launched at the T. Coke Weeks boat ramp on US hwy 15 and paddled down to Mars. That’s right we paddled all the ways to Mars…ok, … Mars Old Field Landing. It was a 16 mile paddle. Water was 2.9 ft gage and started out warmer than the 48 degree air. It was a chilly start but warmed right up. There were 8 boats in the group. We had a good paddle.
Colleton State park was one of the early way side parks in South Carolina. It was early on a day use only park. There is a restroom in the day use, picnic area, that is the original 1936 building. It was located next to a power plant. The plant had contamination problems with its ash pits and was closed down in 2013. The plant and the noise is gone. The remediation of the ash pits is almost complete. It is a nice place to camp. A relatively small number of camp sites exist with elec and water. Management is relaxed and friendly.