District Works on Hiking and Paddling Trails

The Berkeley Conservation District , the US Forest Service and other partners are teaming up to-gether to improve the hiking and paddling opportunities in Berkeley County. 

The Berkeley District has been awarded funding from the US Forest Service Title II program to clear the Upper Wadboo paddling trail and to make improvements to the Swamp Fox Passage of the Palmetto Trail. 

The Upper Wadboo Paddling Trail is one of the 23 trails of the Berkeley Blueways system and is a 5 mile trail that starts at the Henry Brown Bridge on the Palmetto Trail near Hwy. 17-A and ter-minates at the Rembert Dennis Landing on Highway 402. Work being performed on the Upper Wadboo trail will be the removal of fallen trees and other debris blocking the passage of paddle-craft. Santee Cooper is also part-nering with the Berkeley Conser-vation District to complete this portion of the project. 

The Swamp Fox Passage of the Palmetto Trail is a hiking trail that runs from Highway 17-A near Macedonia to Highway 52 south of Bonneau. Funding from the Ti-tle II program will also be used to improve the usability of this trail allowing for hikers to readily en-joy the unique beauty found in this portion of the Francis Marion National Forest. 

Work on these trails is a part of the Berkeley Districts continuing efforts to provide outdoor recre-ation opportunities for the citizens of Berkeley County and to create growth in ecotourism. 

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