# 17 Huger/Quinby Creek — Rated: Easy, 3.9 Miles
Summary: This easy paddle meanders through marshland and rice fields. This is a tributary of the East Branch Cooper River. You’re guaranteed to see lots of large waterfowl and the creeks are lined with flowering lily pads in the warmer months. This area also offers some of the best fishing around; excellent pan fish and bass are easy to find in these creeks.
Distance: 3.9 miles one-way
Time: 2 – 4 hours
Crowds: Light to moderate. These creeks are popular with smaller motorized boats because of the great fishing.
Boat Type: Kayaks or canoes 10-feet or longer.
NOTE: You can stage 2 vehicles, arrange pickup or do an “up & back” paddle.
Put In: Ralph Hamer Sr. Landing, 3800 Cainhoy Road, Huger, SC 29450. GPS: 33.094700, -79.807426 or 33°05’40.9”N, 79°48’26.7”W
Take Out: Huger Recreation Area Landing, HWY 402, Cordesville, SC 29434. GPS: 33.131327, -79.811059 or 33°07’52.8”N, 79°48’39.8”W
Current: Flows in southwest direction.
Tidal Influence: Yes, tide is approximately 2 hours behind Charleston Harbor tide table.
Precautions: The creek borders tall grass and rice fields for the first 2.5 miles, offering little shade; take extra water and wear a wide brim sun hat in warmer months. It’s advisable to wear bright orange during hunting season in the Francis Marion National Forest.
Water Level: This Blueway paddle trail is approximately 2.5 hours behind the Charleston tide. This can affect your effort paddling the creek. Charleston Tide Chart, click HERE.