New Black River Water Trail and Park

The proposed 70-mile Black River Water Trail & Park Network will guide paddlers through Williamsburg and Georgetown counties and past historic communities including Kingstree, Andrews, and Choppee.


An exciting collaborative of conservation partners, state agencies, and local governments is launching a visionary effort to link a series of riverside public and private parks along a 70-mile stretch of South Carolina's scenic Black River.

The proposed Black River Water Trail & Park Network, featuring the first new state park in 15 years, is being planned to meet the open space and access needs of communities along the water, while creating nature-based tourism opportunities to boost the local economy.

To ensure the needs of the local communities are being met, we are seeking your input to determine the potential types of recreational offerings that will be integrated into the Black River Water Trail & Park Network, such as kayaking, picnicking, camping, biking, hiking, fishing, and so much more. We encourage yo to take a survey and deliver comments to the project team.