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.

Gilland Avenue
Kingstree, SC 29556
(843) 355-7484
Open daily dawn to dusk

Scenic River website