The Black River is free-flowing through undisturbed swamp forest. Low water levels provide white sandbars amid the inky black water which is produced by tannins leaching from leaves. There are several access points in Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties, including the naturally beautiful Gilland Memorial Park in Kingstree.
Gilland Memorial Park is open daily, dawn to dusk. It features a one lane boat ramp, picnic shelter, playground, and paved parking for vehicle/trailers.