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Planning and Scouting Resources

Real-time South Carolina River Levels- Next to rod and reel, a river fisherman's best friend. Allows you to click on your favorite river and see the water level. Extremely useful web site by the USGS.  Your tax dollars at work!

The Weather Channel- See what Mother Nature has in store for that upcoming river trip!

Maptech Mapserver- Maptech's free online topographic maps allow you to explore a river's course and access points from your computer. Once you get the hang of the website, this is a great resource!

Google Earth- This is absolutely amazing! Download Google Earth's software (it's free!) and you now have satellite photos of your favorite river at your disposable. Zoom in and check out that river you've been wondering about!

South Carolina-Specific Information

South Carolina River Runner's Handbook- A great source of information on public access points for many rivers in South Carolina!

South Carolina Boat Ramps by County- A list of all public boats ramps in SC organized by county and a good many are on rivers. This is a PDF file so you'll need Adobe Acrobat reader to see this (you probably have it already).

American Whitewater's South Carolina page- River descriptions and current levels. AW's site caters more to whitewater paddlers, but this is an outstanding resource for fishermen also!

South Carolina Game & Fish magazine- This is the online version of the popular print magazine.

South Carolina Water Trails- Great information about state canoe trails with river descriptions and access points. Divided by region.

Designated State Scenic Rivers- South Carolina is blessed with some beautiful rivers. These are the best of the best!

Paddling in South Carolina- This is mostly a collection of trip reports made by paddlers in SC. Not much fishing info here, but you can get a feel for certain rivers.

Beautiful Rivers in Columbia- General information on the Saluda, Broad, and Congaree rivers.

SCDNR and South Carolina Conservation Groups

South Carolina DNR Fishing Site- Go here for info on license, boat registration, creel limits, regulations and lots more!

South Carolina Wildlife Federation- The SCWF does a great job at helping protect South Carolina's natural resources. This site has some great articles on SC rivers as well!

The River Alliance- Information on efforts to preserve the rivers around Columbia and make them more accessible to the public.


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