Upstate Forever, a Greenville-based conservation group, has launched a new website to help outdoor enthusiasts better navigate waterways across South Carolina.
The website, GoPaddleSC.com, features an interactive map that allows users to search for waterways to raft, kayak, tube, or explore based on location, duration of trip, and skill level, according to a press release.
The site currently includes descriptions of 63 waterways, 108 trip listings, 390 points of interest, and 612 river accesses. It also includes resources about fishing and water safety, including tips to help paddlers navigate coastal tides and river flow gauges.
Upstate Forever has also released new waterproof maps for the Broad and Twelve Mile rivers. The free maps are available at Upstate Forever’s Greenville and Spartanburg offices, local bookstores, and local outdoor outfitters.
The website, which is part of the group’s four-year “Reconnecting People to Rivers” initiative, was developed in partnership with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and S.C. Natural Heritage Corridor.
Upstate Forever plans to update the website with additional content on a regular basis, according to a press release. Downloadable maps are available at upstateforever.org and the Paddle SC website.