# 5 Dennis’s Pasture: E. Lake Moultrie Trail — Rated: Easy, 4-6 Miles
Summary: Dennis’s Pasture, also known as the “Cow Pasture,” comprises of the area between The Jungle and Bonneau Beach. It consists of numerous small islands and open bays of varying depths and vegetation. It’s unique because the density of islands and cypress groves offer good wind protection. You can easily spend a full day of paddling the various bays, way ditch and canal.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Distance: 4 – 6 miles, roundtrip, varies based on exploration.
Time: 2 – 3 hours, but take your time to discover all this has to offer.
Crowds: Moderate. The area can be popular with anglers.
Boat Type: Kayaks or canoes 10 feet or longer. Paddle boards are not recommended.
Put In / Take Out: Hines Drive Bonneau Beach Landing, At corner of Hines Lane & Driftwood Drive, Bonneau, SC 29431. GPS: 33.332530, -79.982775 or 33°19’57.1”N, 79°58’58.0”W
Current: Negligible, generally southwest direction
Tidal Influence: None
Precautions: You’ll have protection from some winds with a few islands and dikes, however, there are plenty of open spaces in Dennis’s Pasture where winds can intensify resulting in waves/whitecaps.
Water Level: For this Blueway paddle trail, water levels above 73.50 are best. Lake Moultrie Water Levels, click HERE.
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