With headwaters in Lee County, the Black River flows through the Coastal Plain of SC – through Sumter, Clarendon, and Williamsburg Counties – and on to Georgetown County where it meets the Great Pee Dee River.
The Black River is free-flowing through undisturbed swamp forest. Low water levels provide white sandbars amid the inky black water which is produced by tannins leaching from leaves.
The undeveloped land provides a home for endangered species such as the herb American chaffseed and the raptor swallow-tailed kite.
There are several access points in Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties, including the naturally beautiful Gilland Memorial Park in Kingstree.
Kingstree, SC 29556
Open daily dawn to dusk