Information about the race venue for the Palmetto Paddle
Located along the Ashley River next to the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, Brittlebank Park has impressive views overlooking the Ashley River.
170 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29403
Race Venue: Brittlebank Park
Vessel Drop-Off and Parking
A section of the Brittlebank Park parking lot is being set aside as a drop-off location for watercraft. When arriving at the park, follow the signs to the drop-off location and volunteers will assist you in unloading your watercraft. Once unloaded, you can park your vehicle at the parking lots located around Brittlebank Park that have been marked with Palmetto Paddle signs. The primary parking lot will be the MUSC Lockwood Dr parking lot beside the Marriott and across from Brittlebank Park.
Refreshments and Entertainment
Throughout the race day there will be food, drinks, and entertainment provided for all racers and spectators to enjoy.
Water Put-In and Take-Out
The long dock at the south end of Brittlebank Park (closer to the bridges) will be used to put-in and take-out vessels from the water. This is a low dock that is built for launching paddle vessels like kayaks and paddleboards. Vessels are not allowed to be launched from the shore and can only be launched from that dock. Do not launch from the Brittlebank dock with the gazebo since we'll have our timing systems setup there for the finish line. The area between the two docks will be used as a staging area for the race in case you get on the water prior to the start of the race.