# 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.