Wambaw Creek Wilderness Canoe Trail

Wambaw Creek is a peaceful, wilderness blackwater creek flowing through majestic cypess-tupelo stands. Abundant opportunities exist to view wildlife like prothonotary warblers, swallow-tailed kites and river otters. Paddlers can travel either direction from Still Landing or Echaw Road. The creek is tidal and changes occur about three hours later than times posted for Charleston Harbor.

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At a Glance

Restrictions: Expect biting insects and high temperatures during warmer months. Watch for trees overhanging the river and venomous snakes.

General Information

Directions: From Charleston take US Highway 17 North to McClellanville. Turn left at blinking yellow light onto Highway 45 (French Santee Road). Drive four miles and turn right onto Mill Branch Road (FS Road 211). Go three miles and turn left onto (FS 211-B). Go .5 miles to Still Landing. To get to Echaw Road Landing, continue down Mill Branch Road past (FS 211) to Echaw Road (FS 204), and turn left at dead end. Proceed one mile to bridge and boat ramp.


River and Stream Fishing

Viewing Plants

Boating - Non-Motorized

Type of Craft Canoe
Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
9 miles