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South Carolina whitewater, Coneross Creek

Oconee county, South Carolina 59 to Coneross Hydro Plant Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(IV)     1 miles
  The wonderful Oconee County scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in South Carolina are easier than the national norm, so don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. This stretch of Coneross Creek in South Carolina is 1 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III(IV) section by American Whitewater. There are some good hotels near the river, but you'd
    better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The starting location is a short drive from Seneca, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you're a camper you can camp at one of
the great campgrounds nearby. This stretch is very short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the South Carolina 59 to Coneross Hydro Plant  
Park stretch is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
A tour to Lake Hartwell State Park when you're here at Coneross Creek is never a bad idea, and if you want to hit the beach, East Beach is close at hand. You definitely have to check out Tugaloo State Park if you're here at Coneross Creek, and at Coneross Creek you always meet someone from Seneca. This river is a great place to visit. Summertime highs at Coneross Creek typically tend to be in the 80's; during summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. Throughout the winter highs are in the 50's; after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Coneross Creek drop into the 20's.

Coneross Creek, South Carolina 59 to Coneross Hydro Plant Park road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Coneross Creek.
 Whitewater Near Coneross Creek:
Coneross Creek, Oconee County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1 miles long (South Carolina 59 to Coneross Hydro Plant Park)
Snow River, Oconee County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Snow Creek Road to Lake Hartwell)
Shoal Creek, Hart County, 12 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.2 miles long (GA 77 to Lake Hartwell)
Sixmile Creek, Pickens County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Jones Mill Road to Lake Issaqueena)
Todd Creek, pickens County, 13 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1 miles long (Brookbend Road to Lake Hartwell)
Oconee Creek, Oconee County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Highway 11 to Little River)
Eighteenmile Creek, Anderson County, 13 miles away
      Class I(II) - 2 miles long (Nettles Park to US 76)
Flat Shoal River, Oconee County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Flat Shoals Bridge to Tanyard Bridge)
Flat Shoal River, Oconee County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 4.5 miles long (Highway 11 to Flat Shoals Bridge)
Twelvemile Creek, Pickens County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Lay Bridge Road)
 Ski Areas Near Coneross Creek:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 32 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 33 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 53 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 73 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 81 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Coneross Creek:
Lake Keowee Marina, Seneca , 5 miles away
Harbor Light Marina South, Lavonia , 11 miles away
Hartwell Marina & Boat Sales, Hartwell , 15 miles away
 Beaches Near Coneross Creek:
East Beach, Oconee , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Coneross Creek:
Days Inn Seneca, Seneca , 3 miles away
Quality Inn Seneca, Seneca , 4 miles away
BEST WESTERN Executive Inn, Seneca , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn & Suites Seneca, Seneca , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn Clemson SC, Clemson , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Coneross Creek:
South Cove County Park, Seneca, 5 miles away
Coneross, Townville, 6 miles away
Oconee Point, Townville, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Coneross Creek:
Winding Stairs Trail, Oconee , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Coneross Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 62 miles away
Lake Hartwell State Park, South Carolina , 8 miles away
Tugaloo State Park, Georgia , 10 miles away
Hart State Park, Georgia , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Coneross Creek:
Cross Creek Plantation Golf, Seneca , 1 miles away
Cross Creek Plantation, Seneca , 1 miles away
Oconee Country Club, Seneca , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Coneross Creek
Lake Keowee, Oconee , 7 miles away
Hartwell Lake, Anderson , 19 miles away
Hartwell Lake, Hart , 19 miles away

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