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ACE Basin (Coastal): Sugar Hill Landing

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ACE Basin (Coastal): Sugar Hill Landing

Skill Level: Easy
Flow Level No Information
Rapids: None
Length: 1.0 miles
Duration: 1 - 5 hours
Portaging: No
What to Expect

This kayak trail follows Sugar Hill Creek to the Combahee River, along the way passing signs of the former rice culture, a botanically-rich ecosystem, birds and maybe even an alligator. 

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Sugar Hill Landing
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Lots of parking, no amenities. 

Trip Details

Once to the Combahee River, you can extend your paddle by going up or downstream, or across the river to abandoned rice fields. The old rice fields along the Combahee provide renowned wildlife and bird habitat. 

Tides this far up in the ACE Basin are small but still need to be considered. Sugar Hill Creek can be shallow at low tide. It is suggested that your trip be timed around the high tide.

Depending on how you extend your trip beyond Sugar Hill Creek, difficulty and hazards may increase. Hazards that may be encountered include open water on the Combahee River, wind-generated waves, tidal currents, motorized boats, and summertime heat and thunderstorms.

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Zach Millsap
Jul 25, 2018 10:25 am EDT
Me and a friend began at public landing near Yemassee and fallowed the river to the us 17 boat launch. Things to look out for are local motor boats and the tides. The other boat traffic tends to not pay any attention to non motorized water craft. the other thing to consider is the tides. If you do not begin at the right time it would be easy to go the wrong direction because of the tide coming in.
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Osprey nest (Credit: Todd Betlem)
(Credit: Todd Betlem)
(Credit: Todd Betlem)
Osprey (Credit: Todd Betlem)
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Parking - Dedicated Lot
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