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  • South Carolina Anchorage Directory

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    Below, you will discover our COMPLETE listing of South Carolina anchorages, arranged in a rough, north to south, geographic format. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO NARROW YOUR SELECTION of SC Anchorages to those in a specific geographic sub-region, locate the RED, vertically stacked menu, on the right side of this, and all Cruisers’ Net pages. Click on “South Carolina.” A drop down menu will appear, with a blue background, Now, click on “SC Anchorages.” A sub-drop-down menu will now appear. The first selection is “All South Carolina Anchorages,” which is where you are now. Below this selection, however, you will find listed 11 South Carolina geographic sub-regions. Select your waters of interest, and after clicking on your choice, a list of SC anchorages will appear, confined to the sub-region you have picked!

  • Calabash Creek Anchorage

    Calabash Creek Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 342
    Lat/Lon: near 33 52.353 North/078 34.176 West
    Location: on the waters off Calabash Creek’s eastern shores between unlighted daybeacons #2 and #3
    Minimum Depth: 4 1/2 feet MLW at entrance to Calabash Creek
    Special Comment: southern entrance to Calabash Creek from the AICW is shoaling
    Swing Room: sufficient room for boats as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very Good

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  • Island Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 375.5
    Lat/Lon: near 33 39.953 North/079 04.236 West
    Location: lies off the rear of the loop stream, north and northeast of flashing daybeacon #29
    Minimum Depth: 9-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for boats as large as 34 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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  • Clark Creek Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 378
    Lat/Lon: near 33 39.524 North/079 04.706 West
    Location: on the charted loop cutting into the Waccamaw’s southeasterly banks, northeast of unlighted daybeacon #31
    Minimum Depth: 10-18 feet
    Special Comment: entry into this anchorage is surrounded by numerous shoals. Use of a GPS chart plotter is recommended to facilitate safe passage
    Swing Room: sufficient room for boats as large as 38 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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  • Old River Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 377
    Lat/Lon: near 33 39.227 North/079 05.748 West
    Location: anchorage will be found, northwest of flashing daybeacon #36, just behind the charted island’s northwesterly point
    Minimum Depth: 20+ feet in anchorage – 8 foot minimum approach depths
    Swing Room: sufficient room for boats as large as 30 feet
    Special Note: swing room has been reduced in this anchorage by the recent construction of several private docks
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very good except in very strong northeasterly winds

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  • Prince Creek Northern Anchorages

    Statute Mile: 380.5
    Lat/Lon:
    33 36.424 North/079 05.333 West (outer, westernmost anchorage)
    33 36.402 North/079 05.271 West (inner anchorage)

    Location: found on the centerline of the Creek’s northern mouth, southeast of the ICW’s flashing daybeacon #43
    Minimum Depth: 18-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for boats as large as 34 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter:

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  • Bull Creek Anchorages

    Statute Mile: 381
    Lat/Lon:
    33 36.247 North/079 05.899 West (anchorage nearest ICW/Waccamaw River)
    33 36.638 North/079 06.279 West (anchorage just upstream of hairpin turn to the south)
    33 36.106 North/079 06.385 West (anchorage just north of sharp turn to the west)
    33 36.003 North/079 06.605 West (anchorage abeam of high ground on southern banks)
    Location: Bull Creek runs west from the Waccamaw River/ICW at flashing daybeacon #48
    Minimum Depth: 14-feet
    Special Comment: many excellent anchorages are available along the length of Bull Creek between its intersection with Waccamaw River, and its juncture with Little Bull Creek
    Swing Room: sufficient room for boats as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent, particularly on the two most upstream anchorages

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  • Prince Creek Southern Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 382.5
    Lat/Lon: near 33 34.800 North/079 06.041 West
    Location: drop anchor barely within the southern mouth of Prince Creek, hard by flashing daybeacon #53
    Minimum Depth: 25-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for boats as large as 38 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to good, but open to strong southern and southwestern winds

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  • Sandhole Creek Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 386.5
    Lat/Lon: near 33 31.637 North/079 06.870 West
    Location: found on the waters a short hop upstream from the creek’s intersection with the Waccamaw, west, northwest of flashing daybeacon #66
    Minimum Depth: 7-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for boats as large as 34 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent in all but southeasterly winds

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  • Thoroughfare Creek Anchorages

    Statute Mile: 389
    Lat/Lon:
    33 30.443 North/079 08.771 West (anchorage just upstream of creek’s first sharp turn to the north
    33 30.892 North/079 08.643 West (anchorage abeam of charted high ground at Belin
    Location: Thoroughfare creek lies west of the Waccamaw River/ICW flashing daybeacon #73
    Minimum Depth: 10-feet
    Special Comment: Upstream anchorage on Thoroughfare Creek is one of the best overnight havens on the Waccamaw River
    Swing Room: sufficient room for boats as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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  • Schooner Creek Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 392.5
    Lat/Lon: near 33 27.618 North/079 10.329 West
    Location: west, southwest of the Waccamaw River/ICW’s flashing daybeacon #79
    Minimum Depth: 6-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for boasts as large as 34 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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  • AICW/Waccamaw River/Jericho Creek Anchorages

    Statute Mile: 395
    Lat/Lon:
    33 27.009 North/079 11.048 West (anchorage abeam of first northeasterly running offshoot)
    33 26.976 North/079 11.252 West (anchorage just upstream of anchorage listed above)
    Location: Jericho Creek makes into the northwestern shores of the Waccamaw River, north of flashing daybeacon #83
    Minimum Depth: 8-feet
    Swing Room: only sufficient room for boats as large as 32 feet; elbow room is tight in this anchorage
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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  • Downtown Georgetown Waterfront Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 403
    Lat/Lon: near 33 21.915 North/079 17.041 West
    Location: located along the northeastern loop of Sampit River, abeam of the downtown Georgetown waterfront
    Minimum Depth: 9-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for boats as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very Good
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  • Upper Sampit River Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 403
    Lat/Lon: 33 21.428 North/079 18.674 West
    Location: anchorage is located on the upper reaches of the Sampit River, west of the charted 65-foot high-rise bridge, and between the actual and charted location of the 61 foot power lines.
    Special Note: Sailors, TAKE CAREFUL NOTE of the potentially deadly powerline obstructions on the Sampit River
    Minimum Depth: 20 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for boats as large as 48 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Good

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  • Pee Dee River – Black River Intersection Anchorage (off the AICW)

    Pee Dee River – Black River Intersection Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 33 23.811 North/079 14.933 West
    Location: lies on the broad swath of the Pee Dee River, southwest of the intersection between this stream and Black River
    Minimum Depth: 20 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for almost any pleasurecraft
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, particularly open to southwestern winds
    Special Note: to access this anchorage, your vessel must either be able to clear the fixed, 20 foot Highway 17 Bridge which crosses the southern foot of Pee Dee River, of undertake a lengthy cruise to the Pee Dee River by way of Jericho Creek, which departs the AICW’s passage on Waccamaw River, north of marker #83

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  • Black River Anchorage (off the AICW)

    Black River Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 33 24.957 North/079 14.878 West
    Location: located just north of the “dump” symbol on chart 11534, some 1.2 nautical miles generally north of the Black River’s southern mouth
    Minimum Depth: 15 to 23 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 65 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, open to northeastern winds
    Special Note: to access this anchorage, your vessel must either be able to clear the fixed, 20 foot Highway 17 Bridge which crosses the southern foot of Pee Dee River, of undertake a lengthy cruise to the Pee Dee River by way of Jericho Creek, which departs the AICW’s passage on Waccamaw River, north of marker #83.
    Also note that this anchorage lies within sight of historic Windsor Plantation house

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  • Southern Jericho Creek Anchorage (off the AICW)

    Southern Jericho Creek Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 33 25.948 North/079 12.747 West
    Location: lies a short hop northeast of the Jericho Creek’s intersection with the Pee Dee River
    Minimum Depth: 7 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Good, except during unusually strong southwestern and northeastern winds
    Special Note: to access this anchorage, your vessel must either be able to clear the fixed, 20 foot Highway 17 Bridge which crosses the southern foot of Pee Dee River, of undertake a lengthy cruise to the Pee Dee River by way of Jericho Creek, which departs the AICW’s passage on Waccamaw River, north of marker #83.
    Also, be SURE to avoid the charted “Cable” area northeast of the Jericho Creek – Pee Dee River intersection, and do NOT anchor on this portion of the creek

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  • Minim Creek Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 415.5
    Lat/Lon: Near 33 11.564 North/079 16.703 West
    Location: on the waters of Minim Creek hard by the southern foot of the Minim Creek Canal, just south of flashing daybeacon #4
    Minimum Depth: 8-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for boats as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but marsh grass shores do not render sufficient shelter in really heavy weather

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