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Wadboo Creek, Moncks Corner SC USA

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Our Route Summary

  • Submitted by: Al Vazquez
  • Date Submitted: 5/99
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  • Location: Moncks Corner SC north of Charleston
  • Class: Typically flat water
  • Distance Paddled: 4 miles round trip
  • Water: fresh
  • Wildlife: alligators, fish, cypress trees

Entry and Exit

  • Directions: From Charleston, take 26 north about 45 minutes to the Moncks Corner Exit. Follow signs for the U.S. Route 52 bypass to Moncks Corner. In Mocks Corner, you'll cross over the Tail Race Canal, then turn right at the first stop light onto Highway 402 (at the Food Lion plaza). Stay to the right at the Yield sign you'll pass, pass the small cemetery on your right to the Wadboo Creek public landing on your left just before the bridge over the creek.
  • GPS: N 33 deg 11.764' W 079 deg 57.192'
  • Fee: none
  • Description: paved boat ramp
  • Parking: adjacent unpaved
  • Facilities: none

What We Saw

The "mighty Wadboo" as we came to call it, is actually a small, peaceful, beautiful stream that ends in log pullovers 2 or 3 miles upstream (left of the launch area.)

It was named after the Wadboo barony appropriated after Britain's loss of the revolutionary war.

Wadboo Creek has turtles, alligators, water plants and tall cypress trees. About half a mile upstream we also found the unusual hollow in the tall, moss covered bank shown at left. The entire creek is very picturesque.

After we returned to the launch area, we kept paddling downstream. The creek opened up quite a bit. We ran into several fisherman who said the fishing could be quite good there, though we had no luck with lures. A little farther down, Wadboo Creek empties into the Cooper River. The Cooper has strong current, so use your judgement before paddling there.