Santee Cooper’s Pinopolis Lock on Lake Moultrie, at the Jefferies Hydroelectric Station, has a single lift of 75 feet. It is 180 feet long and 60 feet wide, passing vessels from Lake Moultrie to tide level in the Tailrace Canal.
Summer hours of operation: 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. (or 30 minutes before dusk, whichever is earlier). New digital signage at the lock will display the current operating status. The lock does not operate during thunderstorms or rough-water conditions.
There are phones located on the lake and river sides of the lock. If you have a large party of boats you may want to call in advance. The phone number is (843) 899-LOCK (5625).
Railroad bridge crossing the Cooper River at Strawberry is tended from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. year round. The bridge has a 10’ clearance and if you need to have it opened you must notify the attendant 6 hours in advance (843) 899-7647 or (843) 761-1572 Mon – Sun. 8:30am to 4pm.