Trip Report - Exploring a Cypress Wetland by Kayak, 2015

Text and photos by Laura Turner

I have always loved to paddle cypress wetlands, and Lake Juniper, a 360-acre lake within the boundaries of Cheraw State Park, had been on my to-paddle list for some time. In early May, three friends and I decided to make a weekend of it and stay at the park. Two of us camped, while the other two stayed in the park cabins. On arrival Friday afternoon, we found the campsites to be large, clean and most with great views of the lake. The cabins were very nice and located in a wooded area.