Snake Creek, southwest of Plantation Key, is the first of the really important connector streams, which provide access from Hawk Channel to the Inside/ICW route, or the other way around. Within the last several years, however, the Hawk Channel side of the Snake Creek channel has shallowed. The last time I sounded these waters, MLW depths of 5 feet were noted. Who has run the Snake Creek channel lately? What were the minimum soundings you observed?
We have been thru snake creek many times, both from the ICW and hawks Cannel. We try to time our departure for hi tide. We go very slow entering and exiting snake creek. So far no problems. We encountered depths of about 5 to 6 feet.
Snake Creek Depths here were 5 ft or better at mean tide. Watch out for the currents when waiting for the bridge to open. Itʼs very easy to drift out of the channel and go aground.
Bob and Toni Dorman
5 to 6' MLW ealier this year…