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September 17, 2009

Lynches Scenic River Water Trail Guide published by DNR

The Lynches Scenic River Advisory Council, a part of the South Carolina Scenic Rivers Program, has published the "Lynches Scenic River Water Trail Guide" to help visitors enjoy the river’s outstanding recreational resource while fishing, hunting, camping and boating.

"The information provided in this guide is designed to assist the public with accessing and traveling the river by boat to promote appreciation, conservation and protection of the river’s resources," said Mary Crockett, program manager with the South Carolina Scenic Rivers Program, which is a part of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

To obtain a published copy contact Crockett by e-mail at CrockettM@dnr.sc.gov, or by phone at (803) 734-9111.
           
The river section that is the subject of the water trail guide is the South Carolina-designated Lynches Scenic River, which flows about 111 miles from the US Highway 15 bridge in Lee County to its confluence with the Great Pee Dee River, in Florence, Marion and Williamsburg counties. Along its course, the river flows through a varied natural and cultural landscape, including lower Piedmont landscapes, deep swamp Coastal Plain floodplain forests, farms, and rural crossroads.
           
The water trail guide includes information on landings and river miles, stream flow information, river conservation and one-way shuttle information, along with detailed full-color maps. The natural and cultural history of the Lynches River is covered in detail, including geology, flora, terrestrial and aquatic animal species and human history. Boating information is also covered in the book, including river etiquette and ethics, river safety and river miles coordinates, featuring latitude and longitude of each mile along the scenic river.
           
The South Carolina Scenic Rivers Program, established by the South Carolina Scenic Rivers Act of 1989, is designed to protect South Carolina’s unique and outstanding river resources. To accomplish this purpose, a cooperative, voluntary management program involves landowners, community interests and DNR, working in partnership to achieve common river-conservation goals. The partnership is formed through local advisory councils created for each scenic river—and for Lynches River, the Lynches River Advisory Council was created.

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