GUIDING THE WATERS FROM MYRTLE BEACH TO MCCLELLANVILLE
North Inlet Reserve is a pristine ocean fed estuary that’s roughly 20,000 acres of tidal marsh, expansive creeks, bays and deep water channels. North Inlet is a wild place sparking with life. The Reserve is located between Pawleys Island and Georgetown and is just a short drive from Myrtle Beach. We access North Inlet by navigating across Winyah Bay. Winyah Bay is located in the historic port of Georgetown and is the third largest watershed on the East Coast. It is a brackish esturary with four major rivers flowing into it; the Waccamaw, Sampit, Black, and Pee Dee River. The confluence of these river systems makes for nutrient rich ecosystem.
Cape Romain National Wild Life Refuge is located in McClellanville South Carolina and sits between Charleston and Georgetown. The refuge is over 66,000 acres of remote shoreline, shallow spartina flats and expansive waterways. Cape Romain is one of my favorite places to fish. The scenery is breathtaking and the marsh is teaming with wildlife. We often see Bald Eagles, Logger Head Turtles and Dolphins. We access this fishery from either Jeremy Creek boat landing in the town of McClellanville or Buck Hall Recreation Area in Francis Marion National Forest.
Santee Delta is the largest river delta system on the East Coast. The majority of the Delta is part of South Carolina’s WMA (Wildlife Management Area). Santee Delta is just a short boat ride south of the historic port of Georgetown. The North and South Santee rivers flow into the ocean. The Delta is a large bay lined with sandy beaches and barrier islands.