# 24 - Spiers Landing / 
-Church Island 

 

 

 Rated: Easy to Moderate 

 3 - 5 + miles 

 

 Spiers Landing is on Lake Marion and part of 

 a Berkeley County Park by the same name. 

 There are numerous islands as well as several 

 miles of interesting shoreline to explore. For 

 the purposes of the Berkeley Blueways, we 

 will focus on Church Island. The island has 
-a 160+ year old cemetery with many 
-Confederate soldiers buried and the remains 
-of a church dating to 1807. 

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Difficulty:  Easy to Moderate. 

Distance:  3 - 5 + miles, round-trip, best suited as exploration.

Time2 - 3 hours.

CrowdsCan vary from light to heavy depending on motor boat traffic.

Put In / Take Out:  Spiers Landing Boat Ramp, 1505 Spiers Landing Road, Cross, SC 29436.  GPS: 33.395937, -80.197160 or  33°23’45.4”N, 80°11’49.8”W. Directions: If you search “Spiers Landing Boat Ramp,” all

GPS mapping applications recognize this location.

Fees/Permits:  $5 per person. $3 for Senior/AAA/Military. FREE for children (6 & younger).

 

Current:  If you get out into the open water, east of the islands, there could be a small current in the south direction.

Tidal Influence:  None. 

Precautions:  You’ll have protection from some winds with the islands, however, there are plenty of open spaces in Lake Marion where winds can intensify resulting in waves/whitecaps.

Water Level:  For this Blueway paddle trail, water level is not much of a concern because of open waters. Lake Marion Water Levels, click HERE

Weather on the Trail:  Click HERE

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  Spiers Landing / Church Island PHOTO GALLERY