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Saltwater Paddling Trail -
Georgetown to Socastee, the lower Pee Dee & Waccamaw

Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail LogoThis section travels along the lower reaches of the Great Pee Dee and Waccamaw Rivers, includes a portion of the Waccamaw River Blue Trail, and enters the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway canal at Socastee. Important wildlife areas on the paddling trail include Samworth Wildlife Management Area, Sandy Island Preserve, and the expansive Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge. Brookgreen Gardens is adjacent to the trail and features the world's largest sculpture garden. Nearby vacation and beach destinations include Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, and Garden City. Historic districts are found in Georgetown and Socastee.

Section 6 Map

Saltwater Paddling Trail Section 6 North-Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR Morgan Park Georgetown County East Bay Park Georgetown Historic District Waccamaw River Blueway Hobcaw Barony Belle W. Baruch Institute Samworth Wildlife Management Area Pawleys Island Litchfield Beach Waccamaw National Refuge Huntington Beach State Park Murrells Inlet Brookgreen Gardens Murrells Inlet Historic District Sandy Island Garden City Socastee Myrtle Beach State Park Myrtle Beach

Places of Interest on the Trail

Point No. Name Latitude / Longitude County
6-1 Waccamaw River Blueway 33.351169, -79.261911 Georgetown
6-2 Samworth Wildlife Management Area 33.462624, -79.182662 Georgetown
6-3 Pawleys Island 33.456556, -79.103930 Georgetown
6-4 Litchfield Beach 33.456556, -79.103930 Georgetown
6-5 Waccamaw National Refuge 33.519370, -79.149619 Georgetown
6-6 Brookgreen Gardens 33.520446, -79.083650 Georgetown
6-7 Huntington Beach State Park 33.514057, -79.054760 Georgetown
6-8 Murrells Inlet 33.531279, -79.035314 Georgetown
6-9 Murrells Inlet Historic District 33.549613, -79.043092 Georgetown
6-10 Sandy Island 33.574673, -79.114154 Georgetown
6-11 Garden City 33.592947, -79.008646 Horry
6-12 Socastee 33.683504, -78.998367 Horry

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Photograph Gallery of Places of Interest on the Trail

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Map Number 6-2, Samworth Wildlife Management Area - Photograph by Joey Frazier Map Number 6-5, Waccamaw River - Photograph by Michael Foster Map Number 6-7, Huntington Beach State Park - Photograph by Michael Foster Map Number 6-8, Murrells Inlet - Photograph by Michael Foster Map Number 6-11, Garden City Fishing Pier - Photograph by Michael Foster