Enoree River Canoe Trail
The Enoree River flows through the scenic piedmont section of the Sumter National Forest. Some know the Enoree River as “River of Muscadines.” Visitors will see steep hardwood bluffs, bottomland forests and small marshy areas. The river ranges from two to six feet deep and from 40 to 70 feet wide.
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At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Recommended–late spring and fall. (During summer months, the water level is often too low for floating.) Water Level Website: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis Click on Real Time Data Site names and numbers to query -Tyger River near Delta, SC #02160105 -Enoree River at Whitmire, SC #02160700 -Broad River near Carlise, SC #02156500|
|Permit Info:||Primitive camping is allowed on national forest land along the river by permit only. Contact Enoree District Office for more information. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required to fish on the national forests. The U.S. Forest Service does not issue any licenses or permits for hunting or fishing. Please visit the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Web site for license and regulations information.|
|Open Season:||All year|
|Best Season:||Late spring and fall|
|Restrictions:||Canoes and flat-bottom boats less than 14 feet long are recommended. River water is not safe to drink. Watch for seasonal flooding and fallen trees. Check local weather forecast before your trip. Before your float, study maps of the area and learn the terrain. Know the access points as some are NOT visible from the river. In case of log jams, portage will be necessary.|
General InformationDirections: Enoree River Acess Points: Jones Bridge on State Highway 98: From Whitmire, take State Highway 72 west to State Highway 26, for about 11 miles. Turn right and go about five miles to the first stop sign. Turn right (north) onto State Highway 98 and continue about two miles until you come to the Enoree River. There is a small parking area on the right side of the road just before the bridge. Forest Service Road 336A: From Whitmire, take State Highway 72 west to Forest Road 355, about four miles. Turn right and go about 1.75 miles to the first stop sign. Turn right onto road 333 and then the next left onto Forest Service 336. Travel about 1/2 mile and turn left onto Forest Service Road 336A and go to the end of the road.Forest Service Road 339 Boat Ramp: From Whitmire, take US Route 176 north to State Highway 18. Turn left (northwest) and drive 0.8 mile to Lee Cemetery Road. Turn left (south) and drive one mile to Forest Service Road 339. Continue south another mile to the boat ramp.Easy concrete ramp. Check water levels for accessibility.Forest Service Road 390A: From Whitmire, travel south on Highway 121 about four miles to Forest Road 390. Turn left until you see the road sign for 390A. Stay to the left and take the road all the way to the end.Brazzleman’s Bridge Boat Ramp: From Newberry, take State Highway 121 north for 9.5 miles to US 176. Turn right (southeast) and drive 0.5 mile to State Highway 81. Turn left (northeast) and drive for four miles. Cross over river and turn right (southeast) to the boat ramp.Keitt’s Bridge Boat Ramp: From Whitmire, take State Highway 72/121 northeast for 3.2 miles to State Highway 45. Turn right (southeast) and drive for 9.2 miles. Cross over river and turn right (west). Access is primitive and steep, poor access.
River and Stream Fishing
Boating - Motorized
Boating - Non-MotorizedTravel Time: Expect to go about two to three miles per hour. Time needed to complete a trip depends on water depth, how fast you paddle, how often you stop, and if logs must be portaged.
|Type of Craft||Canoes and flat bottom boats|
|Size Restrictions||Less than 14 feet|
Alerts & Warnings
- Halfway Creek Trail closure
- Swamp Fox Passage trail closure
- Bridge closure on FS road 305 on Enoree Ranger District
- New digital payment options and online reservations at Enoree recreation sites
- COVID-19: Francis Marion, Sumter National Forests Offer Virtual Services
- Please be aware of open well hazards on Sumter National Forest