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Archive For: SC – 2 – Waccamaw River to Winyah Bay

  • Good Visit to Thoroughfare Creek, AICW Statute Mile 389

    Certainly the Waccamaw River is one of the most scenic portions of the AICW. The dark waters and moss-hung cypress trees take you to another time before GPS and Iphones. Ben seems to have found a favorite spot in Thoroughfare Creek. These two anchorages lie west of the Waccamaw River/ICW flashing daybeacon #73.

    We anchored here a couple years ago. We stopped here again a couple weeks ago but now we have a dinghy. We cruised the canals, then over to the beach for some swimming. We had some conversations with the locals who come there often for swimming. We hiked a little on the trails and then spent a quiet night on the hook. It’s a great anchorage.
    There was a mention above about developers. The was a PBS special on this island, but the short story is, the state of SC bought it and recently turned it over to an environmental group. While there may be some more homes on the canals and in the traditionally black town on the other side of the island, there will be no bridge or “development”.
    Skipper Ben

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Anchorage Directory Listing For Thoroughfare Creek Anchorages

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  • A Caution about Launch Ramps at Bucksport Plantation Marina, AICW Statute Mile 377

    For many years one of the most popular stops between Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, Bucksport Plantation Marina, closed for an extended period of renovation, is now fully reopened after undergoing much needed upgrades. It is still a lovely location on what many consider to be the loveliest portion of the entire Waterway.

    The current (7/24/11) ramp at Bucksport Marina near Conway on the Waccamaw River is not good for heavy boats. Our diesel 250 in 4WD lo could not pull out our Searay 260. Water tank was empty and gas less than half full. The ramp is too steep and tops out in gravel well before your boat is to the top of the ramp. A call two weeks prior to the marina was placed and we were told we were ok with our size boat. Unfortunately that was not so. The marina store is not open yet and we got no help out of the restaurant workers this morning (all kids) when we were stuck on the ramp. A nice gentleman that had his boat slipped there helped to pull us out and said they were supposed to be building two new ramps and opening the store soon.
    Kes Crumpler

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Bucksport Plantation Marina

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  • More Good Words for Osprey Marina, AICW Statute Mile 373

    Osprey Marina , owned by Carson Benton, is at mile marker 373 on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. Osprey Marina offers a protected harbor 150 yards off the waterway accessible by a private dOsprey Marina lies right where the Waterway leaves Pine Island Cut (a. k. a. “the Rock Pile”) and sweeps south into the beautiful Waccamaw River. Osprey Marina is A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

    By the way, on a trip with friends to Georgetown on our boat from the Oak Island area, we stopped at several marinas (Obviously not in a hurry). Osprey Marina was a real treat on our way home. We arrived late, but had plenty of help from slip holders who couldn’t have been more friendly. Osprey mgmt left us a welcome bag, just as they said they would and we enjoyed our stay. One other point, their fuel was the cheapest on our entire trip and their charge per foot was much less than other marinas. Although we enjoyed each of the other marina’s where we stayed, Osprey was literally half the cost and offered first rate facilities. Thanks for the recommendation. We will be returning.
    Mike and Carolyn Hackett

    We, too, very much enjoyed our few days at Osprey Marina on our way North in April. It is a beautiful harbor in a lovely spot off the Waccamaw River. One feature that your reviewer did not mention is that the Italian restaurant in a nearby shopping area will send a car to pick you up if you choose to dine with them. After dining, you can do your re-provisioning and then you will be driven back to the marina. Very convenient and thoughtful. We recommend Osprey!
    Maureen Nemecek

    I totally agree with other favorable comments regarding Osprey; we stayed there in Nov. 2010 on the way South to Fl. and on our return trip. Prices are excellent and fair and the staff very helpful and friendly. What can I say, the owner is a Clemson man !!!
    Skipper Pat Kenefick

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Osprey Marina

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  • Sunday Traffic on the Upper Waccamaw River, near AICW Statute Mile 380

    Sunday Boaters! Hot Dogging can occur anywhere – in a quiet anchorage or in front of a crowded marina where wakes and noise seem not to matter in the least to the offending boaters. The quiet waters of the beautiful Waccamaw River would be a very tempting playground for such Sunday drivers.

    [Sunday, April 24, 2011] I was amazed – astonished – at the amount of small boat traffic on the upper Waccamaw. Many drunken kiddies showing off on a nice early spring day!
    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary

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  • Good Run and Good Depths from Dewees Creek to Myrtle Beach, AICW Statute Miles 455-355

    We have received a number of recent reports of shoaling south of McClellanville and have set a Navigation Alert near green marker #37, statute mile 431.

    4/24/2011, we departed Dewees Creek NORTHBOUND, at 06h15, about 1 hour before low tide. That brought us through Andersonville and McClellanville through the low tide period in the area. Our chartplotter’s Tide Almanac reported the low tide at 0.3 ft above datum for that low tide. Several observations. It was a very quiet morning on the water, so we ran the charted midline course. For that entire 25 mile run, we never saw less than (to be very conservative) 8 to 8.5 ft of water. Yes, lots of mud flats and dock floats sitting on the bottom, and careful about following the magenta line, but no water depth problems! Second, after the tide started rising around McClellanville, we had a fair current all the way in to Myrtle Beach. In fact, we averaged about 1 mile per hour greater SOG than we run in normal, still water over that distance, and made 100 miles from 06h15 to 17h45, which we deemed a long but not uncomfortable day.
    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary

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  • Capt. Ted Visits Osprey Marina, AICW, Statute Mile 373

    Osprey Marina , owned by Carson Benton, is at mile marker 373 on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. Osprey Marina offers a protected harbor 150 yards off the waterway accessible by a private dOsprey Marina lies right where the Waterway leaves Pine Island Cut (a. k. a. “the Rock Pile”) and sweeps south into the beautiful Waccamaw River. Osprey Marina is A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

    One of the perks of docking at Osprey Marina is the willingness of a local Italian restaurant to either deliver a meal or come fetch the crew members and take them to the restaurant. Twice we’ve had excellent pizza delivered, but this time we asked to be picked up and driven there. The driver was within a minute of the appointed 6 pm time, picking us up in his own Honda. We were served gigantic portions of lasagna and penne al la vodka, which we are still eating days later. The same pizza delivery guy drove us home to Osprey, and we were back aboard before sundown.

    Staying at Osprey due to the above reviews. Agree with all said above. Miles was excellent getting us settled in. We are still well provisioned so we did not take up the restaurant service but were told that was an excellent food and groceries.
    Janet aboard s/v Triple Play

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Osprey Marina

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  • Captain Ted Cruises AICW/Wacca​maw River

    Scenic, historic Waccamaw River flows across Horry County from its northern boundary of North Carolina to its southern boundary at Georgetown County where it empties at the end of its 140 miles journey. Stately live oak trees draped with Spanish moss border the banks of the black water that has served Horry citizens from beginning days of Native American settlements, Revolutionary battles, Civil War skirmishes and African-American communities to the present. Exerpted from www.horrycounty.org

    The cruise up the Waccamaw River was spectacular. There was almost no other boat traffic, always a plus, and the weather was superb — clear blue skies and the sort of sparkling clarity in the air one only gets following a passing cold front. The river is wide, getting gradually narrower as one heads upstream, and the foliage on either bank was lush and green. The smooth water was marred only by it’s brown color. This was once big time rice-growing country, and the fields by the river are open and flat with what once were active tidal dams at intervals along the river banks which were used for controlled flooding of the rice paddies. It was cool and sunny, and the current was with us. What more could one ask for?
    Checking back to the log of this stretch a year ago, one will find that we were bedeviled by black and yellow flies on this portion of the cruise, and while they didn’t seem to be hungry, they were a disturbing distraction to our enjoyment. Nothing of the sort marred this beautiful day, and we were almost disappointed when the river became narrow and meandering, meaning we were almost at our destination.
    Ted Jones

  • Praise for Osprey Marina, AICW Statute Mile 373.5

    Osprey Marina , owned by Carson Benton, is at mile marker 373 on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. Osprey Marina offers a protected harbor 150 yards off the waterway accessible by a private dOsprey Marina lies right where the Waterway leaves the Pine Island Cut (a. k. a. “the Rock Pile”) and sweeps south into the beautiful Waccamaw River. Osprey Marina is A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! so let them know you read about them here!

    I have stopped several times at the Osprey Marina for fuel (best prices) and left my boat there for a month a couple of years ago. Sheri and the other employees were helpful and friendly and the prices were very reasonable….this is a VERY nice marina.
    Skipper Jock Ames

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Osprey Marina

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  • Good Times at Osprey Marina (Statute Mile 373.5)

    Osprey Marina , owned by Carson Benton, is at mile marker 373 on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. Osprey Marina offers a protected harbor 150 yards off the waterway accessible by a private dOsprey Marina lies right where the AICW leaves the Pine Island Cut (a. k. a. “the Rock Pile), and sweeps south into beautiful Waccamaw River. Of course, we are a little prejudiced around here, as Osprey Marina is a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, but I could not agree more with Captain Ted, that this facility is indeed one of the finest marinas to be found anywhere. And, let me also mention that their dockage basin is super sheltered!

    Osprey Marina is very attractive, having been carved out of the land. It is reached by a short canal, and is easy to miss if you’re not paying attention. It is well worth a visit. While it is not within walking reach of general services, the snack bar (operated by Sheri, who seems also to be the marina manager) serves both breakfast and lunch, closing at 1700 when the office closes. Upon our arrival, Sheri (maybe spelled differently) presented us with a bag of complimentary goodies which included a package of crackers, a block of cheddar cheese, a couple of candy bars, a key ring float, a couple of insulated drink holders, a book of matches, several pamphlets about the marina, and a list of essential services within a taxi ride including, of course, the phone numbers of the local taxis. Included with this information was the phone number of Scatori’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, “Local’s favorite authentic Italian cuisine & real NY pizza.” Scatori’s will come fetch you at the marina (and bring you back) and offers free delivery to your boat. We opted for the latter (as we had when we stopped at Osprey Marina last spring) and ordered a large three-topping pizza which was delivered by a cultured and articulate young man an hour later. We devoured half of the pizza and saved the other half for later.
    Shower facilities at Osprey Marina rated a 9 with both of us. The only negative point was the lack of enough hooks from which to hang one’s clothes while in the shower. However, the showers were excellent, clean, not fancy, but with benches and chairs, substantial hand rails on two sides, and racks for soap shampoo, and whatever else one would likely want to take into the shower. Entry into the showers/heads/laundry area is provided using a magnetic key provided with the goodie bag when you sign in.
    Sheri said she would be at the marina at 0800 and would cook breakfast for us. Malla had a biscuit and gravy ($4.00), and I had the Osprey Platter ($6.25): 2 eggs, 2 sausage patties or 3 bacon slices. grits or home fries, and toast. Coffee is free, help yourself. It was all excellent, enjoyed at a window table overlooking part of the marina. We were out of there before 0900.
    Why do I go on so about this marina? On the wall near the grill is a framed clipping with the headline, “Osprey Marina and Grill named the best marina in the country.”
    When we were ready to depart, the dockmaster came down to our slip and gave O.G’s pulpit a gentle shove to help us get squared away.
    We were very glad we had stopped there and will try to do so again on our way north next spring.
    Ted Jones

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Osprey Marina

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  • Recommendation for Reserve Harbor Yacht Club, AICW Statute Mile 388

    The entrance channel into Reserve Harbour Marina cuts into the Waccamaw River’s southerly banks, just southwest of flashing daybeacon #71.

    Another well-sheltered Marina with helpful management is Reserve Harbor YC on the Waccamaw River, mm 388. It’s also close to Brookgreen Gardens, a magnificent place to visit. Call them at 843/235-8262 for a monthly rate.
    Captain Phil

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Reserve Harbour Marina

  • Good Words for Reserve Harbor Marina and Brookgreen Gardens, South Myrtle Beach, SC

    Reserve Harbor Marina lies on the southern bank of the Waccamaw River’s at AICW statute mile 338, southwest of flashing daybeacon #71.

    WONDERLAND and ODYSSEE have had a wonderful visit at Brookgreen Gardens, AICW MM 387. We stayed at Reserve Harbor Marina at MM 388, R71. They are a Morningside Marina, so with their ICW Gold Card, transient dockage was $1.75 per ft. including power. You can obtain a Gold Card at check in and then use at other participating marinas on the AICW. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Also visited Huntington State Park across hwy 17. Reserve Harbor was a great place to access the Gardens from and the Gardens are well worth a couple of days.
    Chuck and Claria Gorgen aboard ODYSSE

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Reserve Harbor Marina

  • Another Cruiser Discovers Conway, SC via the Upper Waccamaw River

    Departing the AICW at statute mile 375, four miles south of the Socastee Bridge, this “off-road” venture from the Waterway on the lovely Waccamaw River has pleased many cruisers and has proven to be a worthy side trip. Please be sure to read the comments found in the links below.
    One fixed bridge does lie between the AICW and Conway. We have never found a published vertical clearance for this span, but it has always appeared to us to be 30 feet or so. Clearly, the wonderful side cruise to Conway is off limits for most sailcraft.

    Cruising News: Left the ICW June 24 2010 at low tide and proceeded to the Conway City Marina for an overnight visit in a power yacht drawing 4 1/2 feet. At marker 2 depth was about 5 1/2 feet and varied to 35 feet with 7 1/2 encountered intermittently. The mouth of the marina has a sand bar and has shoaled to 4 feet; however the soft bottom permitted us to gently slide though to the 10 ft basin. No hose bibs for shore water are available and there are two power pedestals, each with two 30 amp connections and one 50 amp connects. Several eateries are within 4 blocks – from fried food grills to linen table cloth “fine dining.” The tide change at the marina is only about 1 foot at the most and at the ICW it is only about 2 1/2 feet. The Waccamaw River from Georgetown, SC to Conway is a beautiful stretch of meandering black river and picturesque flora and fauna.
    Captain Lewis W Haselwood Jr

    Click Here To View Another Posting Concerning A Cruise Up the Waccamaw River to Conway, SC

    Click Here To View Earlier Comments Concerning A Cruise Up the Waccamaw River to Conway, SC

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Conway City Marina

  • A Pleasant Stay in Thoroughfare Creek Anchorage at Statute Mile 389 in the Waccamaw River

    Certainly the Waccamaw River is one of the most scenic portions of the AICW. The dark waters and moss-hung cypress trees take you to another time before GPS and Iphones. Larry and Suzi seem to have found a favorite spot in Thoroughfare Creek.

    There are so many places to choose on the Waccamaw River, but this one is great. We were here for the first time on 6/12/2010, a Saturday. Found several locals using the area for swimming and water skiing but had a very pleasant night and early morning there anchored by the sandy bank. Would recommend it highly.
    Larry and Suzi

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Anchorage Directory Listing For Thoroughfare Creek Anchorages

  • Further Praise for Osprey Marina (Statute Mile 373.5)

    Another cruiser agreeing with so many of you who have been very pleased with the amenities of Osprey Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

    We stopped at Osprey marina overnight on our NB journey. We found this to be a fantastic marina. Clean, Friendly and reasonable. The staff is extremely helpful and competent. We highly recommend this marina and plan to make this one of our regular stops on the ICW.
    Sue Sea

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Osprey Marina

  • Good Description of Thoroughfare Creek Anchorage (Statute Mile 389)

    We haven’t received many comments about Thoroughfare Creek, which lies west of the Waccamaw River/ICW flashing daybeacon #73, so it’s good to have these observations from Captain Litchfield. This creek makes a simply wonderful overnight stop, particularly if you track you way upstream to the point where high, sandy cliffs march down to the starboard side shores.

    Submitted on 2010/05/22 at 5:50pm
    We decided to stop short of our goal and anchor in Thoroughfare Creek to take advantage of the trees that provided some wind protection. We shared the anchorage with one other sailboat. We dropped the hook and immediately found out why its called “Thoroughfare”. There was lots of local traffic evidently running between the Waccamaw River and the Great Pee Dee River plus the usual local fishermen, skiers and jet skis. Thankfully, the wind and traffic died a little after sundown and we had a quiet evening. It’s a beautiful anchorage especially in when you are fogged in at daybreak.
    Captain Dick Litchfield

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Anchorage Directory Listing For Thoroughfare Creek Anchorage

  • Cruising the Upper Waccamaw to Conway, SC, (departing AICW Statute Mile 375)

    This cruise of the upper Waccamaw (all the way to the Conway, SC waterfront) is OFF the AICW, and the channel, while passable, is not as reliable as the Waterway. There is one fixed bridge to worry with, but unfortunately, we have never found a published vertical clearance for this span. I have estimated it to be about 35 feet, but please understand, that is just an estimate. At Conway, cruisers will discover a city marina in a delightful setting, surrounded by a beautiful park, and with some transient dockage available. There are several restaurants within walking distance.

    I would like to go up river from the Waccamaw/ICW to Conway. I note that the charts indicate a good amount of water depth. I have a Carver 39MY which is 40’7″ long and about 18ft high. Do you know if it would be practical to take this vessel as far as Conway and overnight there? Any help or advice would be welcome.
    Captain David Kelly

    Larry,
    I have never been all the way to Conway on the Waccamaw but I have a friend who did it years ago in a 27 footer and said it was fine. Another friend tells me that there are some fairly large boats docked in a marina near downtown but he is not sure if there are any bridge or draft restrictions for a boat like the 39MY. I have always wanted to make that run but it has never worked out.
    Captain Bobby Gregory, Intracoastal Yacht Sales

    David,
    According to the dockmaster at the Conway City Marina, you will have no difficulty with your 18ft. clearance.
    Larry

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Conway City Marina

  • More Praise for Osprey Marina (Statute Mile 373.5)

    I honest don’t think any pleasure craft facility has garnered more praise here on the Cruisers’ Net than Osprey Marina. This wonderful marina is accessed by way of a long canal, which cuts off from the AICW, a short hop south of the decrepit Socastee swing bridge. And, of course, Osprey is a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!
    The posting below comes from Captain Ted Jones, former editor and co-owner of the late, great “Coastal Cruising” magazine. Captain Ted has been kind enough to exclusively share his cruising log with the Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net during his still underway sojourn to points south!

    1230: We departed Georgetown alongside a pretty green Canadian sloop with which we kept pace all day.
    1700: We were looking for a spot to anchor as we were approaching the narrow canal through Myrtle Beach where there would be no place to anchor. We checked one out behind an island, but were skeptical of continuing to be fly bait. We pulled alongside the Canadian who told us they were headed for Osprey Marina where the rate was a buck a foot. We said we would tag along and see if they had room for two.
    1730: Osprey Marina turned out to be a pleasant surprise and the find of the Century. One enters a narrow cut on the east side of the ICW. After a hundred yards or so, the cut opens into a large basin which has half-a-dozen docks, each with 30 or 40 slips. They put us on the fuel dock so we could pump the holding tank and while there we topped off with fuel.
    The dockmaster walked me to our slip so I could see if it was okay and how to get into it, then we motored around to B-dock, slip 6 and tied up for the night. Osprey Marina is modern, clean, and has all the amenities. Nearby is an Italian restaurant which will pick you up or deliver your meal. We called and had an excellent pizza which was delivered earlier than expected. We ate half of it and have the other half for later. Osprey Marina gets our vote as one of the best deals around, but don’t blink as you pass the canal.
    (All day we had seen signs with the word Osprey, but the rest of the lettering is too small to read. We didn’t know what they represented, perhaps real estate sales.)
    0915: We bid farewell to Osprey Marina vowing to return. It’s biggest attraction to us, aside from being a great spot, is that it lets us avoid Barefoot Landing which we don’t care for partly because it has the worst, overpriced ice cream either of us has ever tasted. What a contrast: I forgot to mention in yesterday’s log that all overnight boats are given a care package which contains, among other things, a whole package of Helluvagood Cheese and two kinds of crackers to go with it, a couple of mints, a magazine, two drink holders, and a whistle with float plus information about the marina, the marina grill menu (breakfast and lunch), etc.
    Ted Jones

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Osprey Marina

  • Osprey Marina – Captain Jane Reports (Statute Mile 373)

    Osprey Marina , owned by Carson Benton, is at mile marker 373 on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. Osprey Marina offers a protected harbor 150 yards off the waterway accessible by a private dBelow, Captain Jane does her usual sterling job on one of our very favorite facilities in northeastern South Carolina. And, of course, Osprey Marina is one of our most loyal SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS!

    We finally did it. We chugged far enough North on a long delivery skipper paced day to get us past the usual suspects of Waccawachee and
    Bucksport to find out what that invisible Osprey Marina really is, how far it is down that narrow looking channel off Day Marker 26A and why it wins such praise. Here are our answers.
    First, it’s a short ride down a deep water channel into a charming quiet cove a world away from speeding “go fast”‘ day boats, even though it appears to be home to many.

    Second, while it only has room for five or six transient boats, and dockage is wedgie and modified-wedgie style, the eager welcoming staff
    make it low stress and pleasant.
    Third, it must be winning all those kudos because everyone is so helpful and pleasant and because it’s got the nicest land heads and
    showers we’ve seen on the waterway, and we’ve seen a lot. Even the laundry room is fresh and spotless and includes an ironing board and
    iron.
    There’s a grill on site serving breakfast and lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Plus there’s a highly touted Italian restaurant that will not only deliver but if you prefer will pick up and deliver you and give you time to shop at a supermarket next door.
    Finally, Osprey Marina scores big with the best goody bag — cookies, cheese and crackers and a very cool key chain with warbling whistle
    for hailing your first mate back into the cockpit when you are at the helm, just because you feel like it.
    Jane Tigar

    We would like to add our Vote for the Osprey Marina at mile 373 It was so nice to feel the warm welcome, to such a nice place, not only was the Marina one of the nicest we have stopped at, they made You feel so welcome and said Thanks for staying with us, with goodie bad and all. Great place, Great people, Great price!
    Clay and Mary on sailing vessel Gemini

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Osprey Marina

  • Bull Creek Anchorages (Statute Mile 381)

    Bull Creek cuts of the AICW/Waccamaw River, south of Prince Creek. This stream provides some of the most idyllic anchorages I’ve ever reviewed, And, I’ve reviewed thousands over the last 30 years as a cruising guide author. To be succinct, don’t dare miss these waters as an overnight stop!

    Anchored here 4-9-10 in the area between two anchors on the chartlet. Two other boat also there. Some wakes from small boats. Larger cruise boats went by slowly. Nice setting. No-see-ums in the morning. Lots of swing room and good protection from north winds and some from the south or east, more open to west.
    Jean Thomason (DOVEKIE)

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Anchorage Directory Listing For The Bull Creek Anchorages

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