I used to recommend the anchorages on Rock Creek (on the AICW’s path between the Ashepoo and Coosaw Rivers) right and left. Then, about a year ago, we had a series of postings here on the Net, to the effect that a shoal had pretty much cut off easy access to the upstream havens I used to recommend. In Captain Jean’s superb report below, it looks as if she has found the way to avoid these shallows. and drop the hook safely on Rock Creek. That’s good news indeed, because if you are a cruiser who cherishes the feeling that every turn of the screw or puff of wind carries you a bit farther from the maddening crowd, the Rock Creek anchorages are for you. Just be SURE to follow Captain Jean’s navigational advice below when accessing these havens!
We anchored here 4-12-10 and remembered we had been here previously when the water suddenly got thin near the turn to the northeast (the last time we spent time on that shoal waiting for the tide to turn.) This time a quick turn to the west got us into 17 feet of water and once around the corner had no problem getting to where the creek turns north west and anchored there. Had a quiet night and no problem getting out in the morning. Just have to stay on the correct side of the creek!