# 14 - Goose Creek Reservoir
Rated: Easy to Moderate
2 - 4 miles, varies
One of the most accessible paddles in the Berkeley
Blueways program, Goose Creek Reservoir is in
the middle of the cities of Hanahan and Goose
Creek. Extremely popular with with boaters and
anglers, you won't be alone on this 600-acre lake.
This lake has an abundance of wildlife from egrets,
-herons, ibis and anhingas.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
Distance: 2 - 4 miles, varies. Best suited as exploration. Paddle as little or as much as you'd like.
Time: minimum 1 hour to as long as you'd like.
Crowds: Heavy at times. Even on weekdays, there are always boaters and friendly folks fishing from the shore and dock.
Put In / Take Out: At the end of Bettis Boat Landing Road, Hanahan, SC. GPS: 32.932889, -80.022594 or 32°55’58.4”N, 80°01’21.3”W
Current: Negligible, generally south direction towards the dam.
Tidal Influence: None.
Precautions: Winds above 10 MPH can be tough for a paddler on Goose Creek Reservoir. There is a lot of open water for wind to intensify and cause waves/whitecaps.
Water Level: For this Blueway paddle trail, water level is not a concern.