Great Pee Dee River – Cheraw, South Carolina


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Also known as the the Pee Dee River, the Great Pee Dee begins in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and eventually empties into Winyah Bay in Georgetown County. For the river’s first two hundred miles it is known as the Yadkin River; it becomes the Pee Dee just before entering South Carolina near Cheraw in Chesterfield County. The Pee Dee River is named for the Pee Dee Indians.

Great Pee Dee River

David Sides of Cheraw, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

From Cheraw, the Pee Dee River flows 203 more miles, 70 of which were designated as “Scenic” by the State of South Carolina in 2002. The designated corridor flows from US Highway 378 to Winyah Bay, winding through cypress-tupelo swamps and old rice fields. During colonial times the river served as an important trade route from the Lowcountry to Cheraw. Today the Great Pee Dee River is used as a source of hydroelectric power and recreation. Birders love to visit the scenic sections of the river in hopes of seeing rare and protected species such as bald eagles, swallow-tailed kites, and red cockaded woodpeckers.

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