Pee Dee River

Commerce

Pee Dee river railway goes over Pee Dee river. Today the river is not extensively used for navigation. It is an important source of electric power and public water supplies, as well as recreational use. The river is excellent for recreational fishing and boating. The largest lumber company in the world existed at the turn of the 20th century near the river's mouth at Georgetown.



Culture

There are recreational fishing and boating and Georgetown is at the mouth of the river.



Conservation

In June of 2001, the Georgetown County Historical Society, the Coastal Conservation league, and several riparian landowners requested the SCDNR to seek state scenic designation for the Great Pee Dee river. In 2002, the governor signed a bill designating approximately 70 miles of the Great Pee Dee as a Scenic River from the US Highway 378 Bridge between Florence and Marion Counties to the US Highway 17 Bridge at Winyah Bay.