# 14 Lower Wadboo Creek — Rated: Moderate, 3-4+ Miles

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Summary:  On the map, this looks like a wide, winding creek that leads to the Tailrace Canal, but it’s so much more than that! The Lower Wadboo Creek includes beautiful flora, inlets and tributaries that include swamp-like habitats and a chance to see birds of prey. Don’t underestimate the tidal influence, it can test the strongest paddlers! 

 

Difficulty:  Moderate. The biggest consideration is the tidal influence from the Tailrace Canal (Cooper River).

Distance:  3 – 4 miles, varies. Best suited as exploration of inlets and Tailrace Canal.

Time:  2 – 3 hours

Crowds:  Moderate. There are almost always boaters zipping up and down the wide creek.

Boat Type:  Kayaks or canoes 12-feet or longer. Paddle boards are not recommended.

Put In / Take Out:  Rembert C. Dennis Landing, 1400 SC HWY 402, Moncks Corner, SC 29461. GPS: 33.195955, -79.953198 or 33°11’45.4”N, 79°57’11.5”W

Fees/Permits:  None

Current:  Flows west in the direction of the Tailrace Canal, however the tidal influence is a larger factor.

Tidal Influence:  Yes, can be strong at times if paddling against the tide. Approximately 2 hours behind Charleston Harbor tide table.

Precautions:  Motorized boats go up and down the Lower Wadboo all day long. Most boaters will slow down and yield to paddlers, but keep a watchful eye.

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