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Canoeing & Kayaking


Canoeing is a paddle sport in which you kneel or sit facing forward in an open or closed-decked canoe, and propel yourself with a single-bladed paddle. Canoeing was once the primary mode of long-distance transportation throughout much of North America.

Kayaking involves the use of a kayak for travelling across bodies of water. It is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. In a kayak the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle. Most kayaks also have closed decks.

When you visit the Summerton area and nearby Lake Marion, you will find many waterways to explore in your canoe or kayak, e.g. rivers, creeks, islands, swamps. Key bodies of water to explore in this region include:
* Read about the "4th Annual North Shore Kayaking Race" on Lake Marion. Also, check out
Blueway Adventure Kayak Tours.


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Annual North Shore Kayaking Race on Lake Marion


* Kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals by Nature Adventures Outfitters and Paddle Santee now available at  Santee State Park. Also, check out the new Swamp Fox 5- Mile Paddle & Camp Trail.




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