Put in at Lynches River County Park, about 10 miles South of Florence, SC. They have a great canoe/kayak launch there that makes river access a breeze.
Made the 2 hour paddle from LRCP to the landing at Hwy 52. A fair number of paddlers/boaters on the river due to it being Memorial Day. Everyone friendly and courteous.
River at average height, and current was steady, but not a problem. We were in a 14 ft tandem kayak with comfortable seats, and for most of the trip I did all the paddling from the rear.
Saw kingfishers, woodpeckers, waterbirds of many types, spider-lilies, cypress, and of course, the ever-present snake!
All in all, a relaxing paddle on a beautiful river. Best to run it when river is average water height. Bring bug repellent and sun screen. No blockages on this trip!
Check out Lynches River County Park website: http://lynchesriverpark.com
No, not if you plan on using your own kayak/canoe
From Florence: Take US 52 south for 12 miles, take the first right past the Lynches River Bridge onto Old Number 4. Go 2 miles and turn right onto County Park Road.