# 18 - Huger /
3.9 miles, one-way
This easy paddle meanders through marshland
and rice fields. This is a tributary of the East Branch
of the Cooper River. You're guaranteed to see lots
of large waterfowl and the creeks are lined with
flowering lily pads in the warmer months. This
area also offers some of the best fishing around;
-excellent pan fish and bass are easy to find in these
-pretty, quiet tidal creeks.
Distance: 3.9 miles, one-way.
Time: 2 - 4 hours.
Crowds: Light to moderate. These boats are popular with motorized boats because of the great fishing!
IMPORTANT: You can stage 2 vehicles, arrange pickup or do an "up & back" paddle.
Put In: Ralph Hamer Sr. Landing, 3800 Cainhoy Road, Huger, SC 29450. GPS: 33.094700, -79.807426 or 33°05’40.9”N, 79°48’26.7”W.
Take Out: Huger Recreation Area Landing, HWY 402, Cordesville, SC 29434. GPS: 33.131327, -79.811059 or 33°07’52.8”N, 79°48’39.8”W.
Current: Flow in southwest direction.
Tidal Influence: Yes! Approximately 2 hours behind the Charleston tide table. Charleston Tide Chart, click HERE.
Precautions: The creek borders tall grass and rice fields for the first 2.5 miles, offering little shade; take extra water and wear a wide brim sun hat in warmer months. It’s advisable to wear bright orange during hunting season in the Francis Marion National Forest.
Water Level: This Blueway paddle trail is approximately 2 hours behind the Charleston tide. This can affect your effort paddling the creek. Charleston Tide Chart, click HERE.