# 15 - Lower Wadboo Creek
Rated: Easy to Moderate
3 - 4 miles, varies
On the map, this looks like a wide, winding
creek that leads to the Tailrace Canal, but it's
so much more than that! The Lower Wadboo
Creek includes beautiful flora, inlets and
tributaries that include swamp-like habitats and
a chance to see birds of prey. Don't underestimate
-the tidal influence; it can test the strongest paddlers.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
Distance: 3 - 4 miles, varies. Best suited as exploration.
Time: 2 - 3 hours.
Crowds: Moderate. There are almost always boaters zipping up and down the wide creek.
Put In / Take Out: Rembert C. Dennis Landing, 1400 SC HWY 402, Moncks Corner, SC 29461. GPS: 33.195955, -79.953198 or 33°11’45.4”N, 79°57’11.5”W
Current: Flows in the direction of the Tailrace Canal, however, the tidal influence is a larger factor.
Tidal Influence: Yes! Can be strong at times if paddling against the tides. Approximately 3 hours behind the Charleston tide table. Charleston Tide Chart, click HERE.
Precautions: Motorized boats go up and down the Lower Wadboo all day long. Most boaters will slow down and yield to paddlers, but keep a watchful eye.
Water Level: Check the Tailrace Canal (Cooper River) discharge rate. It should be below 5,000 cubic feet per second. Tailrace Canal Discharge Rate, click HERE.
Paddling Through History: In August 1782, the British military attacked Brig. Gen. Francis Marion and his militiamen. Marion beat back the British attack. Shortly after this skirmish, the British abandoned South Carolina. Francis Marion went on to make Wadboo his headquarters.