The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department opened the Wateree River Parcel to the public for the first time this past Saturday, May 4. The parcel will now be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“Kershaw County has worked extremely hard to make sure the parcel is safe to enjoy, but asks patrons to please be cautious when enjoying the property,” county officials said in a press release. “Please be mindful of wildlife including snakes, changes to river levels, and uneven grounding.”
Patrons will have access to the river for input and output of kayaks. Fishing is also permitted, but a S.C. Department of Natural Resources-issued fishing license is required and must be on hand when fishing. Swimming is not permitted.
Access to the county’s Wateree River parcel is off the southbound side of U.S. 1 in Lugoff close to the Wateree River bridge connecting Lugoff and Camden. A large sign marking the parcel is at the entrance.