# 2 - Sandy Beach 

 

 

 Rated: Moderate 

 5.2 miles, round-trip 

 

 The 600 acre Sandy Beach Waterfowl Refuge includes 

 parts of N. Lake Moultrie. It is a protected waterfowl 

 management area with a nice beach for primitive camping. 

 This entire area is beautiful with tupelos, flowering aquatic 

 plants, and you're almost guaranteed to see a few large 

 birds of prey. There are hiking trails open from March 1 

 until November 1. 

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Difficulty:  Moderate, due to crossing open water. 

Distance:  5.2 miles, round-trip.

Time2 - 3 hours.

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

Put In / Take Out:  Angel's Landing Marina, 1556 Viper Road, Pineville, SC 29468. 800-315-3087. GPS: 33.381196, -80.091654 or 33°22’52.3”N, 80°05’30.0

Fees/Permits:  $5.00 parking at Angel's Landing (as of Summer 2021).

 

Current:  Negligible, generally a south direction.

Tidal Influence:  None.

Precautions:  Winds above 10 MPH can be tough for a paddler on Lake Moultrie. There is a lot of open water for wind to intensify and cause waves/whitecaps. There are hundreds of tree stumps just inches below the water’s surface. These can flip a paddler if a boat gets wedged on top. Tip: these stumps can usually be seen with polarized sunglasses.

Water Level:  For this Blueway paddle trail, water level is not as much of a concern because of open waters. You can still check Lake Moultrie Water levels by clicking HERE.

Weather on the Trail:  Click HERE

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  Sandy Beach PHOTO GALLERY