• Select Region
    • All Regions
    • VA to NC Line
    • North Carolina
    • South Carolina
    • Georgia
    • Eastern Florida
    • Western Florida
    • Florida Keys
    • Okeechobee Waterway
    • Northern Gulf
    • Bahamas
    Order by:
    • Fishing Creek Anchorages

      Statute Mile: 502
      Lat/Lon:
      32 38.302 North/080 20.916 West (anchorage just north of charted 1-foot western offshoot
      32 38.454 North/080 20.761 West (anchorage on first northeasterly running portion of creek)
      Location: Fishing Creek cuts the Dawho River’s northern shoreline, north-northwest of the ICW’s unlighted daybeacon #132, just southwest of the Dawho River bridge
      Depth: 6-feet if you bypass an unmarked and uncharted shoal at the stream’s entrance – FOLLOW LINK TO NAVIGATIONAL DETAIL FOR THIS ANCHORAGE BELOW!
      Navigation Detail: Click Here For Navigational Detail of this Anchorage
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: Very good, but marsh grass shores do offer sufficient shelter for especially heavy weather

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Be the first to comment!

    • South Edisto/AICW Anchorage

      South Edisto/ICW Anchorage
      Statute Mile: 504.5
      Lat/Lon: 32 37.055 North/080 23.314 West
      Location: on the waters of the South Edisto just above Watts Cut, in the body of the hairpin turn that swerves back to the west
      Minimum Depth: 20+ feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: Poor; fair weather anchorage only

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. max miller -  April 13, 2012 - 9:53 pm

        We anchored here over the 11 ft mark on the chart and found the charted depths to be accurate. The anchor grabbed quickly and held through the night despite a 30 mph blow at 2:00 am.

        Reply to max
    • Alligator Creek Anchorage

      Statute Mile: 511.5
      Lat/Lon: 32 33.733 North/080 24.611 West
      Location: off the southwesterly mouth of Alligator Creek (South Edisto River), north of unlighted daybeacon #157
      Minimum Depth: 7 feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to Poor; wide open to southern, southeastern and southwestern winds

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Travlin-Easy -  April 16, 2014 - 11:53 am

        I’ve been here on two occasions, the first time during a howling northwest wind of 35 to 40 MPH and ducked in between the sand bar and shore in about 12 feet of water, just up from the cut. The trees did a great job of sheltering me from the wind and waves.

        The second time was in March of 2013, the wind was howling from the southeast, and the tide was screaming out. I anchored in the same location and it became real bumpy. Nice place, though.

        Reply to Travlin-Easy
      2. HB Koerner -  November 18, 2009 - 9:33 pm

        Dropped the hook off Alligator Creek on an ebbing tide, and glad I anchored off. There was no water in the creek at dead low tide. Watch your depth finder and guage how much water will be there at low tide before you drop the hook. Having said there, there is still a great deal room for boats that need 8 – 10 feet of water. Just don’t try the creek. Superb views, good mud bottom. My CQR held great in the currents. Just use the proper scope. Coming out the next morning, I decided to “eyeball” Fields Cut before entering, and was very glad I did. Two tugboats entered the cut, one pulling a dredge, the other a quarter mile of pipe. There was a sailboat at anchor at the edge of the ICW, and he got many blasts from the horn of the lead tug. The anchorage designated in the illustration is very clear, and is a great spot.

        Reply to HB
    • Lower St. Pierre Creek Anchorage (off the AICW)

      Lower St. Pierre Creek Anchorage
      Lat/Lon: 32 32.334 North/080 21.099 West
      Location: St. Pierre Creek makes in to the northeastern banks of South Edisto River well southeast of marker #3; this anchorage is found where St. Pierre Creek begins its first slow swing to the east, and the western and northwestern banks border the high land of Bailey Island
      Minimum Depth: 10 feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 60 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, somewhat open to southern and eastern winds

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Be the first to comment!

    • Fishing Creek Anchorage (off the AICW, off St. Pierre Creek)


      Fishing Creek Anchorage (off St. Pierre Creek)
      Lat/Lon: 32 32.210 North/080 20.620 West
      Location: St. Pierre Creek makes in to the northeastern banks of South Edisto River well southeast of marker #3; Fishing Creek splits off from St. Pierre Creek at Peters Point; this anchorage is found just downstream of Fishing Creek’s intersection with St. Pierre Creek, where the high ground of Peters Point borders the northeastern banks
      Minimum Depth: 7 feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 32 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: Very good, only strong southeasterly and northwesterly winds should be a problem

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Be the first to comment!

    • Bailey Creek – St. Pierre Creek Anchorage (off the AICW)


      Bailey Creek – St. Pierre Creek Anchorage
      Lat/Lon: 32 33.244 North/080 21.327 West
      Location: St. Pierre Creek makes in to the northeastern banks of South Edisto River well southeast of marker #3; Bailey Creek branches off from St. Pierre Creek about 1 nautical mile north of Peters Point; this anchorage is found on the section of Bailey Creek which fronts the northern shore of Bailey Island, where chart 11517 indicates a sounding of 11 feet
      Minimum Depth: 7 feet
      Special Note: there is at least one unmarked shoal to avoid between Bailey Creek’s intersection with St. Pierre Creek, and this anchorage. Use of a GPS chartplotter to help avoid these hazards is strongly recommended
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 35 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: Very good, only strong southeasterly and northwesterly winds should be a problem

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Be the first to comment!

    • Store Creek – St. Pierre Creek Lower Anchorage (off the AICW)


      Bailey Creek – Store Creek – St. Pierre Creek Lower Anchorage
      Lat/Lon: 32 33.068 North/080 19.846 West
      Location: St. Pierre Creek makes in to the northeastern banks of South Edisto River well southeast of marker #3; Store Creek branches out to the east from its intersection with St. Pierre and Bailey Creeks; this anchorage is found within the body of the hairpin loop encountered soon after entering the creek
      Minimum Depth: 8 to 11 feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: Very good

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Be the first to comment!

    • Store Creek – St. Pierre Creek Middle Anchorage (off the AICW)


      Bailey Creek – Store Creek – St. Pierre Creek Middle Anchorage
      Lat/Lon: 32 33.381 North/080 19.782 West
      Location: St. Pierre Creek makes in to the northeastern banks of South Edisto River well southeast of marker #3; Store Creek branches out to the east from its intersection with St. Pierre and Bailey Creeks; this anchorage is found as the creek heads back toward the southeast upstream of its first hairpin turn
      Minimum Depth: 8 to 17 feet
      Special Note: this anchorage lies within close sight of historic Chisolm Plantation House
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Be the first to comment!

    • Store Creek – St. Pierre Creek Upper Anchorage (off the AICW)


      Store Creek – St. Pierre Creek Upper Anchorage
      Lat/Lon: 32 33.081 North/080 19.008 West
      Location: St. Pierre Creek makes in to the northeastern banks of South Edisto River well southeast of marker #3; Store Creek branches out to the east from its intersection with St. Pierre and Bailey Creeks; this anchorage is found northwest of the creek’s third bend, just before the stream heads northeast
      Minimum Depth: 8 feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: Good, unless fresh winds are blowing from the northwest

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Be the first to comment!

    • Mosquito Creek – Ashepoo River Anchorage (1.5 Nautical Miles off the AICW, off the upper Ashepoo River)

      Statute Mile: 513
      Lat/Lon: 32 33.403 North/080 26.822 West
      Location: Mosquito Creek off of the northeastern banks of the Ashepoo River, some 1.5 nautical miles upstream from the ICW’s track on Ashepoo River; anchorage lies abeam of tiny Musselboro Creek’s southern mouth
      Minimum Depth: approach depths of 5 feet at MLW, but be warned that you will have to cruise over a sunken wreck to reach this haven
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 42 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Glen and Jill Moore -  May 2, 2013 - 2:27 pm

        We have visited Mosquito Creek three times in the last six months, and enjoyed our time there. There is room to anchor by the last of the private docks on the creek and around the bend. Holding was good with great protection from fetch. We also spent one night at the B&B Seafood docks. They charge $25/night, for which you get a dock and access to shore. Just down the street, the SC Department of Natural Resources has a large grassy area where your dog can exercise. If you have bicycles, there is a long road though wildlife refuge areas to explore. The next road and intersection is 16 miles away. While the road has no bike lane, the traffic is so light that there are no safety issues. The only business in Bennetts Point is the B&B, which has fresh shrimp, if the shrimp boat has been out, and a few convenience store items.
        Glen and Jill Moore
        DeFever 40 Last Dance

        Reply to Glen
    • Ashepoo River Anchorage (1.5 Nautical Miles off the AICW)

      Statute Mile: 513
      Lat/Lon: 32 33.083 North/080 28.508 West
      Location: anchorage lies 1.5 nautical miles west of the Ashepoo ‘“ Mosquito Creek intersection, just east of the river’s slow, charted bend to the northwest
      Minimum Depth: 14+ feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: Poor; fair weather anchorage only

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Be the first to comment!

    • Rock Creek Anchorage


      Statute Mile: 516
      Lat/Lon:32 31.730 North/080 28.978 West
      Location: on the waters of Rock Creek north, northwest of the intersection with the southeasternmost portion of the Ashepoo Coosaw Cutoff
      Minimum Depth: 6 to 11 feet
      Special Note: Depths in Rock Creek are radically mischarted on 11518. Grounding can now be expected if you attempt to approach the stream’s first turn to the northeast, where 11518 shows a 22-foot sounding. Be SURE to anchor well south of this northeasterly turn, favoring the eastern banks in order to avoid the correctly charted shallows making out from Rock Creek’s western shoreline. Use of a GPS chartplotter is recommended to avoid unmarked shoals abutting the banks of Rock Creek
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels ranging from 42 to 45 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Comments from Cruisers (4)

      1. John Pholeric -  November 19, 2012 - 9:08 am

        We anchored after the northeast turn. There is a shallow section on the starboard side the channel right where you approach the first trees along the bank. The port side has 15 to 18 feet of water with 7 to 8 feet at 1 hour before low tide past the turn getting shallow on the starboard tide of the creek past the turn. We anchored in 6.5 feet of water 250 meters past the turn. We were having 20 to 22 kt of wind from the north which calmed down to 12 to 15 behind the trees.

        Reply to John
      2. Claiborne -  April 15, 2010 - 7:07 am

        We anchored here 4-12-10 and remembered we had been here previously when the water suddenly got thin near the turn to the northeast (the last time we spent time on that shoal waiting for the tide to turn.) This time a quick turn to the west got us into 17 feet of water and once around the corner had no problem getting to where the creek turns north west and anchored there. Had a quiet night and no problem getting out in the morning. Just have to stay on the correct side of the creek!
        Jean Thomason
        (DOVEKIE)

        Reply to Claiborne
      3. Claiborne -  September 11, 2009 - 1:19 pm

        We anchored there Nov 2008 in company with two other cruisers and had a beautiful evening.
        James Lea
        S/V Estelle

        Reply to Claiborne
      4. Claiborne -  July 22, 2009 - 8:51 am

        Claiborne
        Thought you would be interested in the picture of the shoal at Rock Creek near the bend where the creek turns northeast. The picture looks south over the shoal and is near the charted 22″ line and was taken at low tide. The shoal extends out at least 350′ into the Creek and there is deep water on the west side of the shoal. Further upstream I ran into more shoaling so I turned around and anchored upstream of the shoal where the picture was taken. At this point I would only recommend a safe anchorage up the creek a short distance
        Jim & Judy Howenstine
        ” The Silver Foxes”
        40′ Mainship

        A narrow, shoal, tidal anchorage is the bain of most delivery skippers and in my experience the Rock Creek anchorage refered to here (“Rock Creek’s charted turn to the west, northwest”) is one to avoid for those reasons. After five times anchoring in here over the years, four of them found me either waiting for the tide to turn in order to exit or hard aground. Furthermore, the entrance to get back into the anchorage is one of those “first one side and then the other” channels if one is to avoid the bottom. Instead, for the last few years I’ve chosen to anchor in 13′ about 1/2 mile SSE of #172 at the SW end of the Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff. It’s a bit more exposed, and not quite as “idyllic” as the anchorage described in the various guides but you can get hook down easily, have plenty of swinging room, and get underway at any state of tide. Also, the bugs don’t seem to be nearly as bad here. Just my $.02 worth.
        Capt. Andy Denmark

        Reply to Claiborne
    Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com