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