A Catawba Riverkeeper crew is going on a 75-mile paddle excursion in a quest to monitor and document the Wateree River!

The crew will be following the Wateree River Blue Trail, which begins near Camden and ends at Congaree National Park.

The first section starts with rocky shoals before flowing into floodplain forests. To the east lies Manchester State Forest and Poinsett State Park. Congaree National Park lies on the west side of the river for the last 10 miles of the trail.

Wateree River Blue Trail Map

Catawba Riverkeeper’s crew will collect photos, video, and water quality data along their trip, which will start on Friday, March 26 and end on Sunday, March 28.

You’re invited to join Southern Basin Director Haley Tedder for a hike on Sunday to meet the Riverkeeper crew as they finish their excursion. The hike will be along the Wateree Passage, part of the Palmetto Trail. More details and a sign up form to come.

Support the mission!

You can help support the Riverkeeper’s Wateree River Ultra Paddle, by making a special donation here.

Your contributions will help cover costs like food, supplies, shuttles, etc. Anything we raise beyond our goal of covering expenses, will go towards Catawba Riverkeeper’s mission to protect our waterways.