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Brickhill River Northern Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 02-08-2007

Brickhill River Northern Anchorage
Statute Mile: 696 (northern entrance from the ICW)
Lat/Lon: 30 53.191 North/081 27.726 West
Location: Brickhill River runs southeast between the Waterway’s unlighted daybeacon #40 and flashing daybeacon #41
Minimum Depth: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels up to 50 feet on anchorage between the creek’s southeasterly mouth, and the charted split moving upstream, and up to 42 feet on southwestern fork anchorage
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, except open to western, and southwestern winds


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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (7)

We just came thru here and took the Brickhill all the way thru after docking at the Plum Orchard pier for a couple of hours, and agree with this posting. Go slow and your depth finder will tell you which way to go. The Brickhill was easy all the way using normal navigation techniques (chart watching and outside of curves)
John Winter

Anchored in the Brickhill river around the bend from the primitive campsites. No cell service, no internet. Lots of green flies. Ran off the solar panels and inverter with no problems. Towed the dink. Caught bait and fished but only caught small sharks, Walked to beach saw alligators and an armadillo. Very nice would like to spend a few weeks at the different anchorages in cooler weather. Had a strong south breeze all week. Saw more horses than people.
Sonny Reeves

Anchored the night of 4/14/13 in northern end, entering between #40 and #41. Two boats anchored about a mile upstream near the wreckage noted. Very stormy night with winds of 30-40 kns. Both kept swinging 180 degrees for about 2 hours. Disconcerting but both held with no problems. Have previously anchored around the big bend in 15′ and had good night in fair weather. Will use this river again.
s/v Skye

We did the entire river and depths are still as reported, including entering the river. However, one must use common sense as they cruise the river as there are shallow spots in obvious places (stay on outside of turns, etc). Beautiful run and anchorages.
John Winter

Anchored in Mumford Creek (10ft at low tide, lots of room.), off Brickhill river. Very quiet. Entered Brickhill at Dividings with shallow water. Jan 7, 2012.

The Park Service runs a tour to Plum Orchard by ferry on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, I believe in the afternoon. If you get there some other way, you can still go through the house. The latest news is that the Park Service has a plan to run a north island tour using ground transportation. There will probably be an extra charge for the tour. They plan to take 15 people daily to visit Plum Orchard, Stafford, the chimneys and the Settlement (the first African Baptist Church and a settlement home which will be a museum/ restrooms). The planning has been done; now they are waiting on the vehicles. They spent $6 million renovating and preserving Plum Orchard last year.
Jean Thomason (DOVEKIE)

Subject: Brickhill River, GA
Cruising News: There are several anchorages in the Brickhill River that are very well protected and have fair to good holding. Our favorite is off Plum Orchard. The river is wide enough for a 45-50 footer to swing although if you get too close to the marsh side the falling tide can ground you in the mud. Since the current can be fairly swift best to make sure to back down and set your anchor well. You can leave your dink at the floating dock while you go ashore, just don’t block the South end where the rangers, ferry etc dock. We’ve been told the house is open on the 2nd and 4th weekend of each month, but I can’t confirm that. There is MUCH less pedestrian traffic here compared to the Sea Camp dock at the Southern end of the island and usually you’ll have it to yourself. The hike across to the beach is about 2 miles and at places the trail in covered in fallen trees, but you will probally find the beach deserted.
Randy Tyson
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