Echaw Creek

Santee River - Gal Branch
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Description

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate. There is a slight current and log jams can make navigating the upper part of the creek tough. Be prepared for adventure, including pulling/dragging your boat over obstacles.


Crowds: Light.

Put In / Take Out: Pitch Landing, Forest Road 192 (off FR 151), Jamestown, SC 29453. There is signage for “Pitch Landing.” GPS: 33.246968, -79.577922 or 33°14’49.1”N, 79°34’40.5”W. If you search “Pitch Landing Echaw Creek SC,” all GPS mapping applications recognize this location.​

Fees/Permits: None.

Current: The creek’s current flows east towards the Santee River.

Tidal Influence: Yes, there is a negligible tidal influence from the Santee River. Approximately 2.75 hours behind Charleston Harbor tide table.

Precautions: It’s rare to see motorized boats above the landing. The biggest precaution is log jams and cypress knees right beneath the water surface. It’s advisable to wear bright orange during hunting season in the Francis Marion National Forest.

Information courtesy of Berkeley Outdoor Life.

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  • Launch Point
  • Paid Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Year-Round Bathrooms
  • Seasonal Bathrooms
  • Permit Required
  • Drinking Water
  • Food Available
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campsites
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hazard
  • Free Lunch
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campsites
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hazard
  • Free Lunch

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