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South Carolina whitewater, Double Branch

Anderson county, US 178 to State Road 88 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     0.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of Anderson County and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch of Double Branch is 0.5 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Anderson it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The campgrounds here at Double Branch are pretty good. Whitewater
    rafting and kayaking in South Carolina is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The US 178 to State Road 88 section is
one of a few paddling sections in this river system. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come.

Briefly about
 
the general area:
People from Liberty love to come to Double Branch, and on a great day it's a delightful idea to spend the day at East Beach. Double Branch typically gets a good deal of precipitation. The month of March is the wettest with most of the rain, and April is the month with the least moisture. High temperatures at Double Branch during the summer months are in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 60's. Throughout the winter highs are regularly in the 50's, and nighttime lows at Double Branch through the winter mostly descend into the 20's.

Double Branch, US 178 to State Road 88 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 Double Branch.
 Whitewater Near Double Branch:
Double Branch, Anderson County, 0 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (US 178 to State Road 88)
Twelvemile Creek, Pickens County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Liberty Highway to South Carolina 137)
Eighteenmile Creek, Anderson County, 8 miles away
      Class I(II) - 2 miles long (Nettles Park to US 76)
Twelvemile Creek, Pickens County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Lay Bridge Road)
Todd Creek, pickens County, 10 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1 miles long (Brookbend Road to Lake Hartwell)
Sixmile Creek, Pickens County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Jones Mill Road to Lake Issaqueena)
Saluda River, Pickens/Greenville County, 15 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.1 miles long (Speedway Play Spot - Park and Play upstream of 124)
Saluda River, Greenville/ Pickens County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 16 miles long (Saluda Dam to South Carolina Route 86 in Piedmont)
Rocky River, Anderson County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 0.2 miles long (High Shoals)
Little Eastatoe River, Pickens County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Dirt road off Highway 11 to Highway 11 bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Double Branch:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 47 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 50 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 56 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 72 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 83 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 99 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Double Branch:
Lake Keowee Marina, Seneca , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Double Branch:
East Beach, Oconee , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Double Branch:
Holiday Inn Express ANDERSON-I-85 (EXIT 27-HWY 81), Anderson , 7 miles away
Hampton Anderson Alliance Business Park, Anderson , 7 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Anderson/Clemson, Anderson , 8 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Anderson Clemson, Anderson , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ANDERSON-I-85 (HWY 76, EX 19B), Anderson , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Double Branch:
Camp Sertoma Of South Carolina, Clemson, 11 miles away
Twin Lakes, Clemson, 13 miles away
Anderson KOA Kampground, Anderson, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Double Branch:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 51 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 19 miles away
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, South Carolina , 19 miles away
Sadlers Creek State Park, South Carolina , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Double Branch:
Carolinas Golf Course, Liberty , 5 miles away
Brookstone Meadows Golf Club, Anderson , 6 miles away
Woodhaven Golf Club &, Pendleton , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Double Branch
Broadway Lake, Anderson , 16 miles away
Lake Keowee, Oconee , 17 miles away

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