Kayaking in South Carolina

Kayaking Trips in South Carolina

As a coastal state, you can find great kayaking locations in the ocean, just remember to paddle with the tides! Inland South Carolina offers many great rivers and protected waters with paddling and camping destinations throughout. Check out all kayaking trips in South Carolina for every level of kayaker. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, kayak rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a kayak trip in South Carolina for you! If you've paddled South Carolina before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

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Guide to Kayaking in South Carolina

There are a number of cool islands and channels along the coast of South Carolina that offer some thrilling paddling exploration. Being aware of the tides can mean the difference between an easy paddle with the tide, and being stranded in your boat on a sandbar! Here are a few popular paddling destinations in South Carolina:

  • Lake Jocassee
  • Edisto River
  • Hilton Head Island

Kayaking Locations In South Carolina

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in South Carolina! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Kayaking Trip in South Carolina

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout South Carolina and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of South Carolina community trip reports below:

Connect with Paddlers in South Carolina

Are you looking to connect with other paddlers about going kayaking in South Carolina? Check out the Paddling.com Message Boards for resources to help you get started.

Kayak Outfitters in South Carolina

Looking to rent a kayak or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters for trips and rentals in South Carolina: