James Island Creek 2

James Island, South Carolina

James Island Creek, sometimes called Ellis Creek, is one of James Island's most loved tidal creeks. The head waters of James Island Creek are located in James Island County Park. The creek then meanders through the heart of James Island and under Folly and Harbor View Roads before entering the Ashley River across from White Point Gardens in downtown Charleston. Although public access from land is limited, numerous private residential docks keep the creek busy during warmer months. Popular activities include swimming, water-skiing, tubing, and SUPing.

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
21°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

James Island Creek 2 is sampled weekly from May 1st to October 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Charleston Waterkeeper’s Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Program regularly tests the “swimmability” of several local tidal creeks and hotspots for activities like swimming, SUPing, kayaking, and sailing. Every Wednesday from May through October samples are collected and analyzed for the amount of Enterococcus bacteria present.

Testing results are posted to Swim Guide every Thursday afternoon or as soon as they are available.

The State of South Carolina’s water quality standard for water-based recreational activity is 104 MPN/100 mL. Swimming and other full body contact recreational activity is not recommended in areas where the most recent testing shows Enterococcus bacteria counts of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.

Sample site locations are color coded in Swim Guide as follows:

A “Green” site = test result of 103 MPN/100 mL or lower.
A “Red” site = test result of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.
A “Gray” site = no test result

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

James Island Creek 2

James Island, South Carolina

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
21°C
Mostly clear

James Island Creek, sometimes called Ellis Creek, is one of James Island's most loved tidal creeks. The head waters of James Island Creek are located in James Island County Park. The creek then meanders through the heart of James Island and under Folly and Harbor View Roads before entering the Ashley River across from White Point Gardens in downtown Charleston. Although public access from land is limited, numerous private residential docks keep the creek busy during warmer months. Popular activities include swimming, water-skiing, tubing, and SUPing.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

James Island Creek 2 is sampled weekly from May 1st to October 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Charleston Waterkeeper’s Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Program regularly tests the “swimmability” of several local tidal creeks and hotspots for activities like swimming, SUPing, kayaking, and sailing. Every Wednesday from May through October samples are collected and analyzed for the amount of Enterococcus bacteria present.

Testing results are posted to Swim Guide every Thursday afternoon or as soon as they are available.

The State of South Carolina’s water quality standard for water-based recreational activity is 104 MPN/100 mL. Swimming and other full body contact recreational activity is not recommended in areas where the most recent testing shows Enterococcus bacteria counts of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.

Sample site locations are color coded in Swim Guide as follows:

A “Green” site = test result of 103 MPN/100 mL or lower.
A “Red” site = test result of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.
A “Gray” site = no test result

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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