E Moultrie Trail-Coon Island

Coon Island, in addition to sheltering Dennis’s Pasture and the Jungle from our predominantly southerly winds, also is an excellent location for primitive camping. It has a very nice beach front on its southern exposure as well as ample high ground for camping. Camping is permitted on a first come, first served basis and the area is large enough to support a number of campers. The stump field at the eastern most end of the island provides excellent fishing… Read More

The Hatchery

The Hatchery, or Pinopolis Pool as it is sometimes known, provides an easily accessed and reasonably well protected area for paddlers. The 2,254 acres provides an area largely enclosed by dikes and containing numerous small islands as well as canals along much of the dike. The shallow stump fields of the central and eastern portion provide excellent largemouth bass fisheries and the north shore of the main canal is a very popular and productive fishery for bluegills and speckled perch… Read More

The Duckpond

The area of Lake Moultrie known as the Duckpond is best accessed from the Fred Day Landing. Upon entering the lake proper from the landing, turn right and paddle in a southerly direction along the shoreline. The Duckpond will be about a half mile on your right. The initial large enclosed bay opens onto a somewhat smaller area of cypress swamp which contains abundant plant life, cypress trees and grasses and is home for numerous wading birds as well… Read More


Quinby Creek is accessed at the Ralph Hamer, Sr. Landing on Cainhoy Road, approximately one quarter of a mile west of the Highway 41 junction. Hamer Landing is a large, concrete, double ramp adjacent to the Quinby Creek Bridge. Ample parking is available. The tides are approximately two and a half to three hours behind Charleston Harbor tides. The trip can either be paddled from Huger or Quinby. Upon launching at the ramp,… Read More

Chicken Creek

Chicken Creek is accessed by launching at McConnell’s Landing on McConnell’s Landing Road, off of Forest Service Road 204B in the Francis Marion National Forest. Paddle about 4 miles down the Santee River from the landing, until you reach the mouth of Chicken Creek, on the right hand side of the river. You can consult the accompanying map to help identify the creek entrance. The trip paddled as described is 8.2 miles. As… Read More

N Moultrie Trail-Santee Canal

The Santee Canal is a beautiful two and one half mile section of the canal that can be accessed by canoe or kayak from Angel’s Cove on the western boundary of the Sandy Beach Wildlife Refuge. It is a black water canal bordered by moss-laden cypress trees. It appears uniformly about 20 yards in width and maintains a depth of 4 to 5 feet. Construction began on the Santee Canal in 1793. It… Read More

N Moultrie Trail-Sandy Beach Wildlife Refuge

Sandy Beach is easily accessed from Angel’s Landing to the west or Henderson Guerry Landing to the east.  While the back bay area of Sandy Beach offers a very pretty section for exploration, the front beach area provides for primitive camping as well as a good swimming beach and access to the wildlife viewing trails. The 600 acre wildlife management area provides for bird watching, photography and wildlife observation on its many… Read More