The Ashley River – Charleston, South Carolina
Flowing about 36 miles from Cypress Swamp to the Charleston Harbor, the Ashley River is home to a diversity of natural habitats – from freshwater to saltwater – as well as a number of historic sites and landmarks. From your waterfront condo at Reverie, you’ll enjoy an endless variety of activities and sights on the Ashley.
Over 300 years ago, Charleston was founded where the Ashley and the Cooper Rivers meet to form Charleston Harbor—or as we like to say down here in the Lowcountry, where the Ashley and the Cooper join to form the Atlantic.
The Ashley River was essential in the economic development of colonial South Carolina, and this picturesque waterway was home to several famous antebellum mansions. Many of these historic plantation homes can be seen from the river, providing the perfect backdrop for relaxing kayak trips or boating excursions.
State Scenic River
Reverie on the Ashley is situated along a 22-mile segment of the Ashley River recently designated by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources as a State Scenic River. The Ashley is the only river in the Lowcountry, and one of only eight rivers in South Carolina, to be given this special status.
Wildlife is abundant on the Ashley River. Reverie residents share the waterfront with such commonly seen birds and animals as great blue herons, osprey, kingfishers, red tailed hawks, snowy egrets, blue crabs, spot-tail bass, and spotted sea trout.