Paddling to Andersonville

8 thoughts on “Paddling to Andersonville”

  1. If you are interested in ruins the large island to the west of Andersonville Island has much more to offer. Lots of remains of old buildings and the roads are not as deteriorated.

    1. I am wondering are these islands private property or corp of engineer lands now? I would love to come and check them out as well! Especially the ones with the ruins!

  2. I live near this island and could show you lots of homeplaces. Let me know when you come back and I can be your tour guide.

    1. Hi Tonya, I lived at Portman Shoals just up the lake from the Andersonville location. I have written 2 books on the area and am in processing of writing my third. I have a ton on pictures but am always looking for other areas of the lake to cover. Do you have any interesting stories or pictures that you would be willing to share. Thanks Furman Beck

  3. Wow! What a tremendously enjoyable and informative article! Thank you so much for sharing.

    I’ve been out over the ruins at Jocasse and done a good bit of paddling on Lake Marion, but I’ve never got my boat in the drink at Hartwell. I did some shore exploring there during the record low levels and walked around and out to the dam. From your stunning pictures I see it’s also a great place to paddle.

    I’ve got rheumatoid arthritis and as it has progressed I’m not able to do kayak trips of any real length any more… so not mentioning that as a search for pity… rather an explanation of how appreciative I truly am of the great descriptive detail in your account. Now I feel almost as if I got to see a spot I’ve wanted to visit but most likely won’t get to in person.

    I look forward to your future expeditions, thanks again for bringing me along for the ride.

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