Shem Creek 2 (Shem Creek Boat Landing)

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Shem Creek is one of Charleston's most popular tidal creeks. It begins in Mount Pleasant near the intersection of Highway 17 and 526. The creek slowly meanders past several residential neighborhoods before reaching the Coleman Blvd. bridge. Past the bridge the creek is lined with a mix of restaurants, bars, public docks, private residences, and commercial fishing docks.

Shem Creek is also home to several outfitters that offer guided tours of the creek and Crab Bank. They include Nature Adventure Outfitters and Coastal Expeditions. Public access is plentiful via the new Shem Creek Park public docks and the Shem Creek public boat landing off Mill Street. Shem Creek is very popular for SUPing and kayaking.

WATER QUALITY
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical 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
15°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Shem Creek 2 (Shem Creek Boat Landing) 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

Shem Creek 2 (Shem Creek Boat Landing)

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

WATER QUALITY
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical 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
15°C
Mostly clear

Shem Creek is one of Charleston's most popular tidal creeks. It begins in Mount Pleasant near the intersection of Highway 17 and 526. The creek slowly meanders past several residential neighborhoods before reaching the Coleman Blvd. bridge. Past the bridge the creek is lined with a mix of restaurants, bars, public docks, private residences, and commercial fishing docks.

Shem Creek is also home to several outfitters that offer guided tours of the creek and Crab Bank. They include Nature Adventure Outfitters and Coastal Expeditions. Public access is plentiful via the new Shem Creek Park public docks and the Shem Creek public boat landing off Mill Street. Shem Creek is very popular for SUPing and kayaking.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Shem Creek 2 (Shem Creek Boat Landing) 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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