# 3 - Russellville Flats
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
Distance: 6 - 7 miles, round-trip.
Time: 3 - 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
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.