Being directly on the Edisto has its advantages, short paddles are as easy as jumping in one of our onsite canoes or kayaks and taking a short paddle around the cove just upstream of our private landing.
The cove is lined with ancient Bald Cypress, Tupelo, and Black Willow which you can paddle through depending on river heights. The higher the river the faster the flow. When the water is very low in the summer months areas of the sandy bottom are exposed, the entire river has a sandy bottom. The paddle around the cove takes around 30 minutes and perfect for relaxing and taking in nature, plenty of bird watching and even fish jumping at times. The Atlantic Sturgeon spawn in the Edisto all summer, they may scare you as they can be up to 6ft long and jump completely out of the water to refill their air bladders, definitely a sight to behold!
The 1/2 acre pond on the property is perfect for kids to learn how to paddle with no current, we let our young ones paddle in there all the time.
With our boats we do not let guest take them downstream, the current is strong enough that you will never make it back. The next portage is 1.5 miles and nothing but swampland in between. However, we do have enough boats for up to 10 people at a time to paddle the cove if you wish. We recommend you contact Edisto River Adventures for longer paddles , floats, or tours of the winding river.
Company Policy- Any guests using our gear are 100% responsible for their own safety and the return or recovery of all gear. Tipping a canoe in the fast moving river current can be a life threatening situation which nobody should take lightly, life jackets are to be worn at all times.
Kayak and canoe trip on the Edisto River
Amazing Lazy RIver Rafting with pickup and Dropoff
Experienced paddlers can take advantage of rentals including pickup and dropoff at the lodge.
For the more inexperienced we recommend guided tours from Edisto River Adventures. 2 hour downriver paddle!
Kayaking, SUP and Tubing for Any Skill Levels.
We offer kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and tubing for all skill levels. If you are a seasoned paddler, feel free to go solo. If you are new to the sport or area we also offer guided trips on the Edisto River. Whatever activity you choose, you will have an amazing adventure, and we’ll be here every step of the way! Check out their website