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Archive For: Anchorages6 ICW, Stono River to North Edisto River (Statute Mile 473 to 496)

  • Wappoo Creek – Elliott Cut Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 471
    Lat/Lon: 32 45.896 North/079 58.886 West
    Location: found along the Wappoo Creek’s southern shoreline, east of unlighted daybeacon #9
    Minimum Depth: 10-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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  • Abbapoola Creek Anchorage (off the AICW)

    Abbapoola Creek Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 32 40.414 North/080 00.427 West
    Location: Abbapoola Creek cuts into the western banks of the Stono River, south of marker #6; anchorage lies just short of the creek’s first sharp bend to the south
    Minimum Depth: 6 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 34 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very good in all but strong easterly winds

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  • Green Creek Anchorage (off the AICW)

    Green Creek Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 32 39.102 North/080 00.422 West
    Location: Green Creek makes into the eastern shore of Stono River south of unlighted daybeacon #3.
    Minimum Depth: 5 1/2 feet if and only if you can avoid a host of unmarked shoals at the creek’s entrance from Stono River
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 32 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Good
    Special Note: entry into this stream is tricky and complicated, courtesy of several unmarked shoals at the creek’s westerly entrance from Stono River; the use of a GPS chartplotter is recommended, and, even then, we do NOT suggest Green Creek for vessels that draw more then 4 feet

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  • Kiawah River Anchorage (off the AICW)

    Kiawah River Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 32 37.111 North/080 05.789 West
    Location: Kiawah River intersects the Stono on the western banks near its inlet. Unlighted daybeacon #A; anchorage lies on the wide swath of deep water just west of the charted 1 foot shoal, also west of the charted “Ramp” on Kiawah Islnad to the south
    Minimum Depth: 18 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Poor, fair weather, light air anchorage only

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  • Bass Creek Lower Anchorage (off the AICW)

    Bass Creek Lower Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 32 37.531 North/080 00.699 West
    Location: Bass Creek is found along the Stono’s southwestern banks south, southeast of unlighted daybeacon #2; this anchorage lies soon after the stream takes its first sharp swing to the west, south of its mouth,
    Minimum Depth: 7 feet, BUT be advised that unmarked shoals flank the entrance to Bass Creek from the Stono River; stick scrupulously to the centerline
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 34 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very good

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  • Bass Creek Upper Anchorage (off the AICW)

    Bass Creek Upper Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 32 37.566 North/080 01.100 West
    Location: Bass Creek is found along the Stono’s southwestern banks south, southeast of unlighted daybeacon #2; this anchorage lies in the knuckle-like turn to the southwest, where chart 11522 indicates a sounding of 21 feet
    Minimum Depth: 7 feet BUT be advised that unmarked shoals flank the entrance to Bass Creek from the Stono River; stick scrupulously to the centerline
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 34 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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  • Folly Creek Lower Anchorage (off the AICW)

    Folly Creek Lower Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 32 39.930 North/079 57.593 West
    Location: on the waters of Folly Creek southeast of the charted marsh island (itself north of the Cutoff Reach intersection)
    Minimum Depth: 10 feet, HOWEVER the entrance to Folly River (leading to Folly Creek) from the Stono River is subject to continual shoaling and remarking – no guarantees as to what depths you will find at this entrance
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Good, except in strong northwestern and southeastern winds

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  • Folly Creek Middle Anchorage (off the AICW)

    Folly Creek Middle Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 32 40.316 North/079 58.397 West
    Location: anchorage lies along the body of the long hairpin loop northwest of the charted marsh island
    Minimum Depth: 18 to 27 feet, BUT the entrance to Folly River (leading to Folly Creek) from the Stono River is subject to continual shoaling and remarking – no guarantees as to what depths you will find at this entrance
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very good

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  • Folly Creek Upper Anchorage (off the AICW)

    Folly Creek Upper Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 32 40.453 North/079 57.790 West
    Location: lies on the straight stretch of the upper Folly Creek, short of its turn to the northeast and approach to the charted 10 foot bridge
    Minimum Depth: 15 feet, HOWEVER the entrance to Folly River (leading to Folly Creek) from the Stono River is subject to continual shoaling and remarking – no guarantees as to what depths you will find at this entrance
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Good, except in particularly strong northwestern and southeastern winds

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  • Stono River – Elliott Cut Anchorages

    Stono River – Elliott Cut Anchorages
    Statute Mile: 472.5
    Lat/Lon:
    32 46.085 North/080 00.234 West (anchorage northwest of Elliott Cut’s westerly mouth)
    32 45.908 North/080 00.126 West (anchorage south, southwest of Elliott Cut’s westerly mouth
    Location: vessels can anchor on the charted deep waters north and south of Wappoo Creek–Elliott Cut’s westerly mouth
    Minimum Depth: 12-feet
    Special Note: be ready for strong tidal currents in these anchorages
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to Poor; only sheltered from eastern, southeastern and northeastern winds
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  • Church Creek Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 487.5
    Lat/Lon: 32 42.423 North/080 10.582 West
    Location: Church Creek lies east of the ICW’s flashing daybeacon #77
    Minimum Depth: 10 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very good, but open to strong easterly winds

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  • Toogoodoo Creek Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 495
    Lat/Lon: 32 40.160 North/080 17.436 West
    Location: on the waters of Toogoodoo Creek’s mid-width where the charted high ground borders the southeastern shoreline, well southeast of the split
    Minimum Depth: 13-foot depths but successful entrance from the North Edisto River/ICW requires bypassing two unmarked shoals
    Special Comment: Use of a GPS chartplotter is recommended to facilitate safe entry into Toogoodoo Creek
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very good, but open to strong southeastern and northwestern winds

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  • Tom Point Creek Anchorages

    Statute Mile: 495.5
    Lat/Lon:
    32 38.752 North/080 16.599 West (anchorage in body of first turn to the southwest)
    32 38.930 North/080 17.678 West (upstream anchorage)
    Location: Tom Point Creek cuts the western shores of North Edisto River, well south, southwest of flashing daybeacon #102
    Minimum Depth: 7+-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent, particularly on downstream anchorage

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  • Steamboat Creek Anchorage (off the AICW)

    Statute Mile: 496.5
    Lat/Lon: 32 36.297 North/080 17.099 West
    Location: Steamboat Creek cuts the southwestern banks of the North Edisto River, southeast of the ICW/Dawho River; anchorage lies northeast of the charted position of Steamboat Landing
    Minimum Depth: 8+-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very Good in all but strong northeasterly winds

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  • Westbank Creek Anchorages (off the AICW)

    Statute Mile: 496.5
    Lat/Lon:
    32 35.641 North/080 14.677 West (anchorage abeam of Cassina Point Plantation)
    32 35.771 North/080 14.905 West (anchorage abeam of Oak Island Plantation)
    Location: Westbank Creek fronts onto the southwestern banks of North Edisto River some 2.3 nautical miles southeast of Dawho River/ICW
    Minimum Depth: 5 ½ +-foot depths
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels between 34 and 38 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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  • Leadenwah Creek Southern Anchorage (off the AICW)

    Leadenwah Creek Southern Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 32 37.451 North/080 13.276 West
    Location: Leadenwah Creek cuts the northeastern banks of the North Edisto directly across the river from Westbank Creek; this anchorage lies between the first fork in the creek and the main stream’s next turn to the east
    Minimum Depth: 8 feet, BUT numerous unmarked shoals are found in Leadenwah Creek, and the use of a GPS chartplotter is strongly encouraged to help avoid these hazards
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to good, somewhat open to strong northern winds

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