The Edisto River is thought to be the Longest Free Flowing blackwater river in the world. It’s headwaters begin in the Upper Central part of the state, and it slowly meanders toward the sea. A Section known as the Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail is very popular, however dangerous at various water levels. Recommended is the Edisto River outside the ACE Basin area and needs to be strictly paddled with Experienced Guides. The Edisto River within the ACE Basin area is tranquil, and peaceful as is the rest of the basin. Plantations such as Hope, and Willtown Bluff are highlights of this river. Various landings exist, and tide charts should be referenced when planning an outing. The Edisto is the wider of the three rivers forming the ACE Basin. Often you will find motorboat traffic, wind, tide, and sun are conditions you’ll need to contend with. Penny Creek is a beautiful canopied section to paddle.