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South Carolina whitewater, Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge

Pickens county, Mill Creek to Dug Mountain Access section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(V)     2 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Brevard, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Mill Creek to Dug Mountain Access section of Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge in Pickens County is 2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III(V) section of whitewater. There's camping available near Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure
    to keep you coming back for more. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The wonderful South Carolina
scenery and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times.

Briefly about the general area:
Francis Marion-Sumter National
 
Forests is a wonderful location, and you can go for a hike on the Foothills Trail. Cove Gap is a nice location to spend some time at, and locations like Keowee-Toxaway State Park are great to stop by. Coming to this river is always a good idea. If you're stopping by Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge from Sunset, you won't be the only one. Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge gets a good deal of water. For the duration of March this area sees the most rain; the driest month of the year is April. For the period of the warm days of summer, highs ordinarily are in the 70's at Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge.

Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge, Mill Creek to Dug Mountain Access 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 Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge.
 Whitewater Near Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge:
Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge, Pickens County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 2 miles long (Mill Creek to Dug Mountain Access)
Little Eastatoe River, Pickens County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Dirt road off Highway 11 to Highway 11 bridge)
Eastatoe Creek, Pickens County, 5 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.52 miles long (US 178 to Smith Creek above Lake Keowee)
Toxaway Creek, Transylvania County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 3.6 miles long (Frozen Creek Road Bridge to Lake Jocassee)
Toxaway River, Transylvania County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.69 miles long (Highway 64 to Lake Jocassee)
Little River - North Fork, Oconee County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Highway 11 to Tanyard Bridge)
French Broad River - East Fork, Transylvania County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (East Fork Road at Laurel Branch to French Broad River)
French Broad River - West Fork, Transylvania County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.4 miles long (SR 1309 Bridge to US 64 Bridge)
Sixmile Creek, Pickens County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Jones Mill Road to Lake Issaqueena)
Horsepasture River, Transylvania County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.2 miles long (US Route 281 to Lake Jocassee)
 Ski Areas Near Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 32 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 35 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 37 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 61 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 64 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 95 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 97 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 97 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
 Marinas Near Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge:
Lake Keowee Marina, Seneca , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge:
East Beach, Oconee , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge:
Hampton Inn Clemson SC, Clemson , 16 miles away
Hotel Tillman, Clemson , 16 miles away
Comfort Inn Clemson University Area, Clemson , 16 miles away
University Inn And Conference Center, Clemson , 16 miles away
Courtyard Clemson, Clemson , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge:
Keowee-Toxaway state Natural Area, Sunset, 3 miles away
Devils Fork State Park, Salem, 6 miles away
Mile Creek County Park, Salem, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge:
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 14 miles away
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 14 miles away
Winding Stairs Trail, Oconee , 16 miles away
Art Loeb Trail, Transylvania , 18 miles away
Ellicott Rock Trail, Macon , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 41 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 62 miles away
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, South Carolina , 3 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 8 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge:
Cliffs At Keowee Vineyards Golf, Sunset , 3 miles away
Reserve 1 Golf Course, Sunset , 4 miles away
Cliffs Communities Spg Golf, Six Mile , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge
Lake Jocasse, Oconee , 4 miles away
Lake Jocassee, Oconee , 5 miles away
Lake Toxaway, Transylvania , 10 miles away

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