Paddle, swim and have fun.

There’s so much to do on the Santee Cooper lakes and rivers. Want to catch a big one? We have lots of great spots for catfish, bass, and crappie. Prefer to enjoy the day kayaking on the waterways? We have plenty of outfitters with rentals and the best local guides to spot wildlife.

One of the best places to visit if you’re looking for paddling opportunities in Santee State Park right on the shores of Lake Marion. Whether you prefer water surrounding you or you like to hug the shoreline, Santee State Park has it. You can even paddle through a flooded cypress forest!

Fishing Seasons and Limits for the Santee Cooper Lakes

Ready to experience Santee Cooper Country from the water? Check out one of the many boat or kayak rental and tour agencies on the lakes. If you’re an experienced paddler, two great options to rent kayaks are Lake Moultrie Kayak Tours and Rentals and Santee State Park. Need a guide? Try Blueway Adventures which has tours for both Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion.

Stay Lakeside.

If your idea of a five-star hotel is more like a night under the stars, look no further than Santee Cooper County, South Carolina, where we have a number of campgrounds and marinas.

Guide Services.

Local experts guide your fishing group to where the fish will bite. Choose from a range of species and set out to the water to learn from the best in our area.


The details you need to safely navigate the Santee Cooper Country waterways are available online, including the hours of operation for Pinopolis Lock.