# 13 Goose Creek Reservoir — Rated: Easy to Moderate, Varies, 2-4+ Miles

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Summary:  One of the most accessible paddles in the Berkeley Blueways program, Goose Creek Reservoir is in the middle of urban sprawl in the cities of Hanahan and Goose Creek. Extremely popular with boaters/anglers, you won’t be alone on this 600-acre lake. 


Difficulty:  Easy to Moderate

Distance:  2 – 4 miles, varies. Best suited as exploration.

Time:  1 – 4 hours; take as little or as much time as you’d like.

Crowds:  Heavy at times. Even on weekdays, there are always boaters and friendly folks fishing from the shore and dock.

Boat Type:  Kayaks or canoes 10-feet or longer, canoes. Paddle boards are not recommended.

Put In / Take Out:  At the end of Bettis Boat Landing Road, Hanahan, SC. GPS: 32.932889, -80.022594 or 32°55’58.4”N, 80°01’21.3”W

Fees/Permits:  None

Current:  Negligible, generally south direction towards the dam.

Tidal Influence:  None

Precautions:  Winds above 10 MPH can be tough for a paddler on Goose Creek Reservoir. There is a lot of open water for wind to intensify and cause waves/whitecaps.

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