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Rantowles Creek, South Carolina USA
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Our Route Summary

  • Submitted by: Ralph Earhart, Low Country Paddlers (most photos by Suzette Urick)
  • Date Submitted: 1/2004
  • Location: Rantowles Creek from Bulow Landing to Limehouse Bridge on the intracoastal waterway near Red Top (just south of Charleston), South Carolina USA
  • Class: 1
  • Distance Paddled: 5 miles
  • Water Level:
  • Water: tidal saltwater
  • Wildlife: This was a gorgeous mid 60's January trip and we were so excited to be out on the water that wildlife heard us coming!
  • Special Regulations: none


  • Directions: Bulow Landing- a Charleston County Public Boat Landing, off Highway 17 south of Charleston, South Carolina and before Hollywood, South Carolina. Turn right at the brown sign on Highway 17 indicating Bulow Landing. Go 1.8 miles and turn right onto a dirt road. The landing is at the end of the road.
  • Fee: none
  • Description: paved boat ramp
  • Parking: plenty of parking
  • Facilities: none
  • Handicap Access: none


  • Directions: Limehouse Bridge is reached by turning off Highway 17 from Charleston, South Carolina at the turnoff to Kiawah Island. A brown sign on Highway 17 indicates the turn off to Limehouse Bridge Landing. The public boat ramp is to the left, immediately after crossing the Limehouse Bridge as it goes over the Intracoastal Waterway.
  • Fee: none
  • Description: paved boat ramp with adjacent docks
  • Facilities: none
  • Handicap Access: none

What We Saw

Put in on Rantowles Creek and paddle to the right, towards Highway 17. Turn left onto the Intracoastal Waterway where Bulow Creek ends. Paddle under the Limehouse Bridge to the public landing.

The Low Country Paddlers used this trip as our January paddle. We wanted a short, inland paddle because of the potential for cold weather and windy conditions in the month. We had 19 paddlers, all skill levels, and everyone had a great time. We pulled out on a sandy island just before the Intracoastal Waterway and had a nice break. This sandy island would be a great place to take a swim in warm months.