SC's Blueways and Paddle Trails

Members from a variety of organizations around the state have come together to foster and promote the responsible use and enjoyment of SC paddle trails, also known as blueways, that support our waterways and promote tourism.

Participating Organizations:
Palmetto Conservation Foundation
Edisto River & Kayak Commission
Beaufort Blueways
Little River Blueway
Francis Marion National Forest
Berkeley County Blueways
SC Department of Natural Resources
American Rivers
National Park Service
Upstate Forever
Charleston County Parks and Recreation
Greenville County Recreation
Outdoor Initiative
Save our Saluda
Anderson County Parks Department

This new group is currently in the planning stages, but is eagerly moving forward to create a clearinghouse where people can obtain information on SC’s blueways and paddle trails. The website will include a map with trails and access points, a calendar of events, a blog, links to outfitters and guides, river etiquette, and contact information for different regions of the state. The website will also serve as a place where other organizations can go to find blueway design guidelines and other current projects.

Please let us know what type of information you would like to see included on our website by e-mailing Archie at or Kari at