Canoe/Sea Kayak Trip
Stumphole Landing is near Santee State park, and the trip takes us from Stumphole landing onto Lake Marion and into the submerged forest in the center of the lake, similar to Sparkelberry, but more open. The first ten minutes of the trip are across open water, and can be a strain for canoers if there is a heavy wind, but it is quickly passed. Once into the swampland, there is little current or wave action. Pretty much a beginner skill level.
The put in is at a public boat launch ramp with a large paved parking area. No rest room facilities are on site. To get there, take Bluff road about 20 miles East from the I-77 and Bluff road intersection in Columbia until it merges with highway 601. Follow 601 South over the River, then take a left at the first paved road which will be SC 267. There is a blue store named Lucy's at the corner. Follow 267 for 10.7 miles. You will see a sign for Stumphole Landing pointing to the left. Turn left here and look for another Stumphole landing sign several miles down the road. Turn left at that sign and follow the road to the landing.
GPS Data from March 23, 2002 trip:
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