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Devils' Elbow, family owned and operated for over 40 years, continues its long tradition of helping people get out on the water to fish. Places like ours are going by the wayside but we're committed to maintaining this philosophy for years to come. We're all about encouraging people to fish and helping them become more successful at it.

Our facilities are designed to make this a fishing destination that you'll always remember. We offer lodging, an on-site bait and tackle shop, watercraft rental, guide service, boat ramps and dockage.

You can begin your stay hanging out in our old-style bait and tackle shop and exchanging stories about the big ones that got away. There is memorabilia throughout the shop including one of the largest flounder mounts ever landed in this area. Gifts galore are for sale for those wanting a "souvenir".

Then, you can head out on the river in one of our watercraft which include 16' Carolina Skiffs and 20' Pontoons. If you have your own boat, 2 on-site ramps are available for your use along with floating dockage. Kayaks can be rented for those who want a closer look!

Finally, you can end your day relaxing on the porch or deck of your cottage while the sun sets across the Intracoastal.

Devil's Elbow has a rustic ambiance with accents of old times and new. The main building is constructed of most of the original wood and tin that survived Hurricane Dora. After her departure, back in 1965, Onie and Truman Eatman purchased Devil's Elbow. The business remains in the family under the watchful eye of the Eatman's granddaughter Karen Miles and husband Henry who have owned and operated it since 1992.

What's in a name?
So, how did we get our name? "Devil's Elbow" was named after a treacherous channel, straight across the river, that existed prior to the dredging of the Intracoastal by the Army Corp of Engineers. The bends of the channel were known to be "the devil" to navigate. This area continues to be famous, not for its twists and turns, but for its great fishing!

Karen and Grandparents 1967



Devil's Elbow Truman Eatman






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