Bates Old River

Our newest trip!

Bates Old River Oxbow Lake!

This kayaking trip is an out and back and is just under 7 miles total. We start at Hwy 601 near St. Matthews and paddle the length of Bates Old River Oxbow Lake. This lake was formed in 1852 when the Congaree River flooded and made a new path. After the lake we transition into a back country creek that flows into the Congaree River. From there we cross the Congaree River to a sandbar and have lunch!

There are no set dates for this trip. Want to go? Give us a call and we’ll get you there! We do require a reservation of at least 2 people.

Cost: Our Bates Old River Trip cost is $50 per person. This includes your kayaking gear, lunch and a cooler with cold bottled water. Each trip is fully guided.