Colleton River View from The River Center

Namesake of this community, Colleton River is a 7-mile reach of tidewater that flows into the great Chechessee River- Broad River-Port Royal Sound basin leading to the Atlantic Ocean 10 miles from here. Spring Island lies across the water. To the right, view the Chechessee River and low-lying uninhabited Rose Island, almost due north of the dock. Beyond lies the vast Broad River. Low tide exposes the fertile salt marsh- habitat for shrimp, fish, oysters and water birds. At high tide the river rises 6-8 feet. Watch for bottlenose dolphins, ospreys, gulls, terns and perhaps a bald eagle nesting in a weathered tree.

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