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Big Tom Creek Anchorages

Big Tom Creek Anchorages
Statute Mile: 612.5
31 46.632 North/081 09.251 West (downstream anchorge)
31 46.493 North/081 08.772 West (upstream anchorage)
Location: Big Tom Creek cuts the eastern banks of the ICW, south of flashing daybeacon #105A
Minimum Depth: 9-feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter:
Good on downstream anchorage, but open to western and northwesterly winds
Good on upstream anchorage, but open to northeasterly winds


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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (8)

  1. Charlie Ridley -  May 18, 2016 - 5:43 pm

    5-14-16 Anchoered in Big Tom Creek about ½ mile in from MM613, Wide chanel and easy in and out of creek. Anchor set first try. Decent Verizon. Beautiful ssunset!! will stop here again. Charlie and Jackie on Traveler.

  2. Don Bruce -  June 3, 2014 - 11:24 am

    Anchor here whenever I get the chance on my trips up and down the ICW. The hook sets first time, every time. Plenty of swing room. Bugs in the evening some times but sometimes no. The dalphins swim round the boat and you can hear them till late at night. I put the hook down exactly where it shows on the chart above.

  3. Buzz Savage -  May 26, 2012 - 4:22 pm

    We anchored in the Wahoo River south of St. Catherine’s Sound just off the AICW last February and heard the same monster sounds. My wife got no sleep that night!
    Buzz Savage

  4. Bob McLeran -  May 26, 2012 - 4:22 pm

    We hear those rumbling sounds all around during mating season here in Florida – mostly April and May. It would be unnerving if you’d never heard it before and didn’t know! The big guys can really belt out a roar!
    Bob McLeran

  5. Wally Moran -  May 26, 2012 - 4:21 pm

    oh my….glad I’ve got an aluminum dinghy, not an inflatable…
    Wally Moran

  6. max miller -  April 13, 2012 - 9:34 pm

    We anchored here on 4/8/2012. We dropped right over the 9 ft mark on the chart and the hook grabbed quickly. The charted depths are acurate. Deep side to side. Unnerving ‘monster sounds’ from shore in the middle of the night (cows snoring, I presume).

  7. Will -  April 12, 2012 - 10:13 am

    April is alligator mating season….noises you heard were gators bellowing!

  8. Claiborne -  October 2, 2009 - 3:02 pm

    We are anchored on Big Tom Creek off the Bear River, just around the first turn to the northeast in 15 ft of water just past low tide. Plenty of swing room and nice views of Ossabaw Island. Aside from an occasional small powerboat, the only sounds are the birds and the dolphins in the creek.
    Jean Thomason (DOVEKIE)


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