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