# 3 - Russellville Flats 

 

 

 Rated: Moderate 

 6 - 7 miles, round-trip 

 

 Located between Sandy Beach and the Amos Gourdine 

 boat ramp, the Russellville Flats area offers some of 

 the most picturesque flora of Lake Moultrie. There are 

 several islands, two swamps, numerous shallow bays 

 and a way ditch to the black water canal that parallels 

 the dike system. For the angler, this area offers some 

 of the best bluegill and red eared sunfish fishing to be 
-found anywhere! 

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Difficulty:  Moderate. 

Distance:  6 - 7 miles, round-trip.

Time3 - 5 hours.

Crowds:  Very light. You will see motorized boats/anglers. 

Put In / Take Out:  Amos Lee Gourdine Boat Ramp, Russell Store Road, St. Stephen, SC 29479.  GPS: 33.402138, -79.992848 or 33°24’07.7”N, 79°59’34.3”W

Fees/Permits:  None.

 

Current:  Negligible, generally southwest direction.

Tidal Influence:  None.

Precautions:  You’ll stay close to the shoreline on this route. Winds can intensify on Lake Moultrie resulting in waves/whitecaps.

Water Level:  For this Blueway paddle trail, in order to explore the coves of Russellville Flats, water levels above 75.00 are best. Lake Moultrie Water Levels click HERE.

Weather on the Trail:  Click HERE

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