The Tyger River flows through the scenic piedmont section of the Sumter National Forest where visitors will find bottomland forests and small marshy areas. The river ranges from 2 to 6 feet deep and 40 to 70 feet wide.
Water levels fluctuate with rainfall. Paddlers may experience a variety of paddling experiences depending on the time of year and the amount of rainfall. Early spring brings heavy rains that cause the river to swell. At this flood stage, the river is unsafe to paddle. Late spring river conditions provide nice fastmoving flatwater for experienced paddler to enjoy.
The hot summer months coupled with a lack of rain bring the mighty Tyger down to a small creek that makes boating impossible. As fall draws near, the rains start again. River conditions once again provide nice fast-moving flat water.
Floaters have excellent opportunities to view many wildlife species and abundant plant life or to fish for catfish, bream, and redeye bass.