Naturalist Guided Kayak & Canoe Tours
Poplar Creek Wood Duck Trail at Santee State Park
Explore Poplar Creek Wood Duck trail alongside Santee State Park on a tributary of Lake Marion. The journey takes you up into the creek into a flooded swamp forest with cypress and tupelo trees lined with spanish moss. Along the way expect to see wetland wading and shore birds and sometimes the elusive and shy American Alligator. You'll have access the entire time to the state park shoreline and
the creek gets you out of the lakes wide, open water. Paddle on over to Poplar Creek Marina and enjoy a nice
lunch, dinner or ice cream treat. They're famous for their cheeseburgers and catfish dinners!
Rentals and Tours available on site at Santee State Park.
Includes all equipment, your boat, your guide and ACA Instruction
Enjoy Natural History interpretation of the flora and fauna as we explore a pristine flooded forest of bald cypress and tupelo trees. See wildlife in the "wild" at a safe and close distance and enjoy the cool shade as we paddle up the creek into the swamp. Wildlife viewing may include alligators, wood ducks, herons, egrets, neo-tropical songbirds and turtles.
Open Year Round
May 25th - September 6th Wednesdays through Sundays 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(Mondays and Tuesdays) with Advanced Group Reservations
We are on site at our Fisheagle Nature Adventures office at Santee State Park. Rental walkups welcome.
September 7th-May 24th We are off-site but available by phone or email every day.
A 24 Hr. Advanced Reservations of a minimum of 4 people for rentals or 3 people for tours required. All reservations are subject to weather conditions at Nature Adventures discretion.
Solar Eclipse Paddle Monday, August 21st! 1-4 p.m. Rent a kayak or canoe or paddleboard and join our floatilla of 100+ paddlers to see the summer "Total Eclipse"!
Looking for other things to do in Santee?
Saturday, July 22nd 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. @ Santee State Park
Try Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Canoeing and more!
Fun Relay and Individual Races and Obstacle Course Games!
$5 to try or just come and observe! Prizes and Family Fun!
State Park Admission fee of $1.50 -$2 / person or ages 15 and under free!
Also Certified Instructional Classes offered in Kayaking,Canoeing and Paddleboarding!
Fisheagle Nature Adventures also offers guided tours on our 40 foot pontoon boat, "Osprey". Learn about the history of the lake and explore Stump Hole Swamp. Keep your eyes out for alligators, warblers, osprey and more. Visit our websitewww.fisheagle.net for more information.
Inside the State Park there are 3 hiking trails each around a mile long that take you to see alligator swamps, limestone sinkholes, and beautiful old pine trees. There is also a 7.5 mile loop trail for a long hike or mountain biking. The park also has a small beach for swimming and a fishing pier. They offer 30 waterfront cabins or 2 beautiful campgrounds if you would like to stay a couple days. Visit theirwebsitefor more information.
Across the lake is the Santee National Wildlife Refuge with many hikes to explore the woodlands and the wildlife that lives there. Check out all they have to offer here.
Santee is known for its beautiful golf courses. There are three right here in town; Lake Marion Golf Course, Santee Cooper Country Club, and Santee National Golf Club. Check them out and more at santeecoopergolf.com.
If your kids need to cool off take them to the new Santee Recreation and Water Park. Prices and hours are here.
The historic town of Elloree is right down the road and they have a beautiful Bed and Breakfast that is a great place to stay. Check them out here.
You also can not miss the Elloree Museumfull of history and see what rural South Carolina was like in 1900.
LOCAL PLACES WE LIKE TO EAT:
Lonestar, right down the road from us serves home cooked buffet style fried chick, pulled pork, and all the delicious sides to go along with it. Come on the weekends to enjoy live blue-grass music. See a full menu and hours at www.lonstarbbq.net.
Another favorite is Craig’s Place that serves delicious sandwiches made to order. You can check them out here.
We also love to visit Sam at Thai House 2. Don’t let the outside fool you! It’s a hidden gem that has some of the best sushi and thai food around visit their facebook page here.
On the weekends you can also visit Poplar Creek Landing Café (summers only) and Stumphole Landing Restaurant for your burger or fresh fried local catfish!
Heading to Charleston? Nature Adventures also offers kayak and paddleboard tours and rentals. Enjoy paddling on beautiful Shem Creek Shrimping harbor, through salt water marshes to Crab Bank Island or journey on up into the Francis Marion National Forest and explore the beautiful blackwater cypress swamps. Check us out at www.KayakCharlestonSC.com.
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Reservations are held with a credit card, however it is not processed in case of inclement weather. All cancellations and refunds are at Nature Adventures Outfitters, Inc. discretion.
Large Groups will require a 50% deposit.
If you are interested in your own adventure we do offer Kayak, Canoe and Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals. Launch from right here on the lake and explore at your own pace.
Guided Tour Prices
2 Hr. Tour $40 / ages 13 & up
$30 / ages 12 & under
3 Hr. Tour $55 / ages 13 & up, $30 / ages 12 & under
Guided Fishing Tours: $85 each for 4 Hours
*Family Reunions, Corporate, Clubs, School Groups, Boy Scouts and Universities Give us a call we have discounted Group Rates.
Rental Prices (Up to 3 Hours)
Single Kayaks - $25
Tandem Kayaks (2 person) - $35
Canoes - $35 for 2 people or $40 for 3 people
Fishing Kayaks - $30
Boats are available for $5 per Hour after regular rental rates
Stand Up Paddleboards - $20 for 2 hours
$5 each additional hour for One person
Multiple persons add $5 per person for switch outs.
Ages 13 and up for paddling SUP's solo.
24 Hour Rates
Single Kayaks - $55
Tandem Kayaks - $70
Canoe - $70
Explore Beautiful Lake Marion in Santee, SC
Paddle Poplar Creek & Swamp or the Lake Shoreline and Discover Nature like never before.
Located at Santee State Park, it's the perfect place to enjoy camping or cabin rentals, explore nature trails and to see wildlife.
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Daily tours offered after sunrise, before sunset and from 1 to 4 p.m. They require a 24 Hour Advanced Reservation and are subject to cancellation if inclement weather arises. Ages 4 & up welcome. Ages 13 and up may paddle single kayaks. Fishing tours require a 48 hour notice.
2 person minimum