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One of Charleston County’s most popular boat landings is expanding. 

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) announced Nov. 30 that it paid $1.9 million to buy 0.53 acres of property on Simmons Street in Mount Pleasant to become a new parking lot for the Shem Creek Boat Landing. 

“The purchase of this land is wonderful news for boat owners and any user of the Shem Creek Boat Landing, which is currently one of the county’s busiest boat landings,” said CCPRC Executive Director Kevin Bowie.

“We were very pleased to have the opportunity to expand parking at this site to better serve the community.” 

Planning and design for the new parking lot is now underway. The Shem Creek Boat Landing will also receive previously scheduled accessibility and drainage improvements this winter. The improvement will include repaving of the site’s existing parking lot.

The CCPRC park system features 11,000 acres of property, including 19 public boat landings throughout Charleston County. For additional information about the county’s boat landings, visit

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