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Hampton Plantation Rice Plantation & Mighty Santee River

McClellanville area (40+ miles from Charleston or 18 miles from Georgetown)

A historical paddle lined with wild rice, golden club and pickerel weed. Meandering around Hampton Plantation and Hampton Island, this wonderful blackwater paddle has historical rice canals diverging off of its banks for you to explore at high tide! Timbers from Rice gates can be found and paddlers often tell of the "gullah" songs that can be heard from 100 years of singing by the slaves that once lived on this 1,000 acre island! Paddlers often stop at Hampton Plantation State park and tour the Antebellum house, home of the famous author Archibald Rutledge or hike the woodland trails. A wonderful experience for both natural and cultural history seekers!

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