Echaw Creek contains some of the largest and oldest cypress trees you will see in Berkeley County. Wildlife is abundant in this area, with white-tailed deer and wood duck spotted frequently.
Gravel landing. No restrooms. Roadside parking available on the forest service road.
Concrete landing, gravel parking lot, and camping is permitted in the cleared area north of the of the landing.
This trip begins on Echaw Creek and ends on the Santee River. Echaw Creek is primarily bordered by cypress swamp, other than some high ground on the right side of the stream. The east bank of the stream is private property, and the west side is National Forest property.
Once to the Santee River, you will come to Battery Warren approximately one half of a mile from where the creek joins the river. Battery Warren is a picturesque stop with nice river views from the original earth mounds of the civil war fort, as well as plaques that detail the fort’s history. An easy half of an hour paddle below Battery Warren you will come to McConnell’s Landing on your right bank.
This paddling trip brought to you by Berkeley Blueways.