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South Carolina whitewater, Congaree River

Broad to Gervais section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The natural beauty of -blank- County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The starting point is not too far from Columbia. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in South Carolina are often more forgiving than in other states, so better not forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The Broad to Gervais stretch is the only
    paddling stretch along Congaree River. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. This stretch of Congaree River in -blank-
County is -blank- miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Congaree River is a site with many visitors from West Columbia. Sesquicentennial State Park is both good and charming, and it's near Congaree River. All through the warmest
 
time of the year highs here at Congaree River get into the 90's. Summer night lows plunge down to the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 50's; overnight lows in the 20's for Congaree River. Congaree River is a wet place that gets much precipitation. Most of the rain falls during March, and the driest of the months is November.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Congaree River.
 Whitewater Near Congaree River:
Broad River, Richland County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (I-20 to Congaree River)
Saluda River, Lexington/ Richland County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 11 miles long (Lake Murray Dam to Broad/Congaree confluence)
 Marinas Near Congaree River:
Jake's Landing, Lexington , 9 miles away
Windward Point Yacht Club, Columbia , 10 miles away
Putnam's Landing, Chapin , 17 miles away
Siesta Cove Marina-campground, Gilbert , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Congaree River:
Ramada Limited Columbia, Columbia , 0 miles away
Comfort Inn Columbia, Columbia , 1 miles away
Days Inn Columbia, Columbia , 1 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Columbia Northwest, Columbia , 1 miles away
Red Roof Inn Columbia West, Columbia , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Congaree River:
Sesquicentennial State Park, Columbia, 5 miles away
Barnyard RV Park, Lexington, 5 miles away
Capital City Campground, Columbia, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Congaree River:
Congaree Swamp National Monument, Hopkins - SC , 19 miles away
Sesquicentennial State Park, South Carolina , 14 miles away
Dreher Island State Park, South Carolina , 21 miles away
Lake Wateree State Park, South Carolina , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Congaree River:
Riverside Golf Center, Columbia , 1 miles away
Linrick Golf Course, Columbia , 6 miles away
Oak Hills Golf Club, Columbia , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Congaree River
Roof Pond, Lexington , 6 miles away
Lake Murray, Lexington , 8 miles away
Boyden Arbor Lake, Richland , 11 miles away

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