Quinby Creek – Huger
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- Water Launch
- No Fee
- No Camping
Quinby Creek is accessed at the Ralph Hamer, Sr. Landing on Cainhoy Road, approximately one quarter of a mile west of the Highway 41 junction. Hamer Landing is a large, concrete, double ramp adjacent to the Quinby Creek Bridge. Ample parking is available.
You can start from either the Huger Park Landing on SC 402 or the Ralph Hamer Sr. Landing on Cainhoy Road. If you start from the Ralph Hamer Sr. Landing you will paddle westward on Quinby Creek to the confluence of the East Branch Cooper River and Huger Creek and then turn north into Huger Creek. You will pass by marshland and old rice fields for most of this part and higher ground and scrub forest as you get nearer to Huger Park Landing. You may also extend your paddle by making a 1.2 mile out and back trip up Gough Creek. You may see an abundance of birds, especially wading birds, ducks, and osprey. Small alligators may also be encountered throughout this area.
Length: 4.1 miles plus 1.2 miles for the short trip on Gough Creek.Directions:
Access Points (mileage and GPS coordinates are approximate and for reference only):
Mile 0 (GPS N 33.0943 W 79.8079) Ralph Hamer Sr. Landing From US 17 in Mt. Pleasant, drive north on SC 41 to Huger, and then turn right onto Cainhoy Road (Berkeley County S898). The landing is 0.2 mile on the right at the bridge.
Mile 1.3 (GPS N 33.1010 W 79.8235) Confluence of the East Branch Cooper River and Huger Creek.
Mile 2.4 (GPS N 331143 W 79.8216) Island on the left.
Mile 3.1 (GPS 33.1224 W 79.8192) Confluence of Gough Creek. A round trip is approximately 1.2 miles.
Mile 4.1 (GPS N 331143 W 79.8216) Huger Park Landing From Ralph Hamer Sr. Landing, drive east on Cainhoy Road (S898) and turn left and go straight north on SC 402. The landing is approximately 2.5 miles on the left.