A multi-year effort aimed at reconnecting residents of Williamsburg and Georgetown counties to the Black River, boosting local tourism efforts, and protecting against future flooding is a step closer to reality with the release of a community-driven Black River Water Trail & Park Network Master Plan.
The plan is designed around the new Black River Initiative, a 70-mile-long riverine network of local, state and private parks connected by a recreational water trail along the river between the towns of Kingstree and Georgetown. The new park network includes South Carolina’s first new state park in nearly 20 years and the state’s first-ever riverine park.
The plan offers a detailed strategy to meet the open space and access needs of communities along the water, create nature-based tourism opportunities to boost the local economy and provide critical flood mitigation for riverside communities.
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