Santee Cooper’s Pinopolis Lock on Lake Moultrie, at the Jefferies Hydroelectric Station has a single lift of 75 ft. It is 180 feet long and 60 feet wide, passing vessels from Lake Moultrie to tide level in the Tailrace Canal. This is a local favorite for summertime fun.
Hours of operation are: One half hour after dawn until one half hour before dusk each year.
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 to 4:30 year round. The bridge has a clearance of 10’ 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 8:30 until 4pm.