Travelers on an Adventure by (Tom & Deb) travel blog

Crossing the Savannah River

And into S.C. (on Route 301)

State Park Rd. as we drove into the park

Set up in our site

With a lake view

 

Pier by the boat launch

View if the lake from the pier

Our morning sunrise

Out on the nature trail with Bentley

Vintage camper nearby

This is how they clean up the drift wood and shoreline

Cypress trees in about 3-5 ft of water

Green marker is the location of the old river channel

Osprey nest, one of several we saw. It’s hard to see, but...

 

 

One of several boats out fishing the waters in around the cypress...

Our captain explaining gator facts


On Monday April 22 we made the trek from Perry GA to Santee State Park, on the shores of Lake Marion, in Santee SC. This is a beautiful park with BIG RV sites. Fishing, biking and hiking activities are all close by. We will be taking a guided boat tour of part of the lake on the afternoon of Wednesday the 24th and then plan to head to the condo in Myrtle Beach on Thursday the 25th. This will keep us ahead of the next round of rain that will be coming from TX and heading across the I-20 corridor toward the east coast once again. Hopefully the storms will be less powerful and won’t create anymore tornados.

Our guided tour of a portion of the lake was very enjoyable. There were about a dozen of us on the boat including a young lady from Zurich Switzerland!! Our guide provided us with the history of both Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion. Both are reservoirs harnessing the waters of the Santee and Cooper rivers and the are connected by a canal. Lake Moultrie has a lock capable of raising and lowering boats 75 feet. It is possible to boat from the Columbia SC area all the way to the Atlantic Ocean in the Charleston area. While on our 2 hour tour, we saw many nesting Osprey, turtles, and one nesting Bald Eagle as well. Numerous boats were in the area fishing the shallow water. Both Lake Moultrie and Marion have had record catfish and stripped bass taken from their waters. One of the National 3 day long bass fishing tournaments started on the 25th and we saw many many bass boats heading up the lake first thing in the morning.

2-Ole-Buddies + Bentley



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