# 3 Russellville Flats: N. Lake Moultrie Trail — Rated: Moderate, 6-7 Miles

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Summary:  Located between Sandy Beach and the Amos Lee Gourdine boat ramp, the Russellville Flats area offers some of the most picturesque flora of Lake Moultrie. There are several islands, two swamps, numerous shallow bays and a way ditch to the black water canal that parallels the dike system. For the angler, this area offers some of the best bluegill and red eared sunfish fishing to be found anywhere.

Difficulty:  Moderate to strenuous, due to distance

Distance:  6-7 miles, roundtrip

Time:  3 –5 hours

Crowds:  Light. You’re likely to see boaters/anglers in this area.

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

Put In / Take Out:  Amos Lee Gourdine Boat Ramp, Russell Store Road, St. Stephen, SC 29479.  GPS: 33.402138, -79.992848 or 33°24’07.7”N, 79°59’34.3”W

Fees/Permits:  None

Current:  Negligible, generally southwest direction

Tidal Influence:  None

Precautions:  You’ll stay close to the shoreline on this route. Winds can intensify on Lake Moultrie resulting in waves/whitecaps.

Water Level:  For this Blueway paddle trail, in order to explore the coves of Russellville Flats, water levels above 75.00 are best. Lake Moultrie Water Levels, click HERE.

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Guide Service and Kayak Rentals:  Contact Blueway Adventures, 843-697-2812. www.bluewayadventures.com. Berkeley County’s only kayak guide service.



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