Chicken Creek

Chicken Creek is accessed by launching at McConnell’s Landing on McConnell’s Landing Road, off of Forest Service Road 204B in the Francis Marion National Forest. Paddle about 4 miles down the Santee River from the landing, until you reach the mouth of Chicken Creek, on the right hand side of the river. You can consult the accompanying map to help identify the creek entrance. The trip paddled as described is 8.2 miles. As… Read More

Quinby Creek – Huger

Quinby Creek is accessed at the Ralph Hamer, Sr. Landing on Cainhoy Road, approximately one quarter of a mile west of the Highway 41 junction. Hamer Landing is a large, concrete, double ramp adjacent to the Quinby Creek Bridge. Ample parking is available.   Upon launching at the ramp, you will paddle to the right in a northerly direction. Quinby Creek meanders through marshland and old rice fields for about one mile… Read More

Sandy Beach Wildlife Refuge – North Moultrie

Sandy Beach is easily accessed from Angel’s Landing to the west or Henderson Guerry Landing to the east.    While the back bay area of Sandy Beach offers a very pretty section for exploration, the front beach area provides for primitive camping as well as a good swimming beach and access to the wildlife viewing trails. The 600 acre wildlife management area provides for bird watching, photography and wildlife observation on its… Read More

Santee Canal – North Moultrie

The Santee Canal is a beautiful two and one half mile section of the canal that can be accessed by canoe or kayak from Angel’s Cove on the western boundary of the Sandy Beach Wildlife Refuge. It is a black water canal bordered by moss-laden cypress trees. It appears uniformly about 20 yards in width and maintains a depth of 4 to 5 feet.   Construction began on the Santee Canal in 1793…. Read More