Artificial Reefs in Lowcountry

Beaufort 45 Reef
Lat. 32 07.15’N, Long. 80 29.30’W. Concrete reef balls & army tanks provide high profile habitat.

Betsy Ross Reef
Lat. 32 03.2’N, Long. 80 25.0’W. 18 miles off Hilton Head Island. 440′ long liberty shop is the largest single piece of material on any of South Carolina’s artificial reefs. 85′ of water. Trolling & bottom fishing habitat.

Eagles Nest Reef
Lat. 32 09.44’N, Long. 80 32.26’W. Tugboat, barge, cement truck, tires, concrete blocks.

Edisto Offshore Reef
Lat. 32 14.1’N, Long. 79 50.5’W. 23.5 miles from Stono Inlet. Originated as a mid-water trolling alley in 1980. 1-mile square reef is the farthest offshore in the South Carolina system. King & Spanish mackerels, barracuda, amberjack & dolphin can be found in the 50-72′ waters.

Fish America Reef
Lat. 32 07.9’N, Long. 80 24.9’W. 2.5 miles east of Hilton Head Island. Consists entirely of heavy pieces of concrete culvert pipe in 9′ of water. Mackerels, bluefish & sea trout.

Fripp Island Drydock
Lat. 32 17.1’N, Long. 80 24.9’W. 20x80x20 foot structure. Sea bass, sheepshead & bluefish are abundant around the wreck.

Fripp Island Reef
Lat. 32 15.5’N, Long. 80 22.5’W. 5.8 miles from Fripp Island. Low-profile materials such as concrete culvert pipe, scrap steel & more than 50,000 automobile tires in 30-38′ of water. Bottom fishing for black sea bass, porgy & flounder is good.

Gaskin Banks Wreck
Lat. 32 05.8’N, Long. 80 42.1’W. Consists of many steel railroad rails, 6-10′ under water.

General Gordon Wreck
Lat. 32 10.1’N, Long. 80 33.2’W. 2.0 miles due east of R14 in Port Royal Sound at 250′ steel-hulled sailing vessel.

Hilton Head Reef
Lat. 31 59.7’N, Long. 80 35.7’W. 1.5 miles off Hilton Head. 1,800′ reef in 50′ of water. Black sea bass, porgy, grouper, sheepshead, amberjack, barracuda, mackerel & cobia.

Hunting Island Reef
Lat. 32 13.0’N, Long. 80 20.3’W. 10 miles southeast of Hunting Island. Barges, dredge tender, landing craft & approx. 30,000 tires.

White Water Reef
Lat. 32 03.1’N, Long. 80 45.0’W. Multiple barges and miscellaneous materials. Trolling for Spanish mackerel productive.