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South Carolina whitewater, Eighteenmile Creek

Anderson county, Nettles Park to US 76 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I(II)     2 miles
  The Nettles Park to US 76 section of Eighteenmile Creek is 2 miles long and has been rated as a class I(II) section by American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in South Carolina are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The natural beauty of South Carolina and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people
    from near and far. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but do book a
room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is a short paddling stretch so no need to bring snacks. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Nettles Park to US 76 section is one of them. The put-in is not too far from Anderson, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. You might be into whitewater  
rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Hit the beach if you want, East Beach is practically right here, and you'll meet a lot of people from Pendleton here. A tour to Sadlers Creek State Park revitalizes the spirit. For the duration of the warm months here at Eighteenmile Creek, high temperatures generally reach the 80's. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's frequently in the 60's. Highs throughout the wintertime are mostly in the 50's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Eighteenmile Creek.

Eighteenmile Creek, Nettles Park to US 76 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 Eighteenmile Creek.
 Whitewater Near Eighteenmile Creek:
Eighteenmile Creek, Anderson County, 1 miles away
      Class I(II) - 2 miles long (Nettles Park to US 76)
Todd Creek, pickens County, 6 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1 miles long (Brookbend Road to Lake Hartwell)
Twelvemile Creek, Pickens County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Lay Bridge Road)
Sixmile Creek, Pickens County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Jones Mill Road to Lake Issaqueena)
Double Branch, Anderson County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (US 178 to State Road 88)
Twelvemile Creek, Pickens County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Liberty Highway to South Carolina 137)
Coneross Creek, Oconee County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1 miles long (South Carolina 59 to Coneross Hydro Plant Park)
Snow River, Oconee County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Snow Creek Road to Lake Hartwell)
Little Eastatoe River, Pickens County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Dirt road off Highway 11 to Highway 11 bridge)
Flat Shoal River, Oconee County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Flat Shoals Bridge to Tanyard Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Eighteenmile Creek:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 41 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 43 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 55 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 79 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Eighteenmile Creek:
Lake Keowee Marina, Seneca , 11 miles away
Hartwell Marina & Boat Sales, Hartwell , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Eighteenmile Creek:
East Beach, Oconee , 4 miles away
 Hotels Near Eighteenmile Creek:
Americas Best Inn Clemson, Clemson , 2 miles away
Courtyard Clemson, Clemson , 2 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLEMSON - UNIV AREA, Clemson , 2 miles away
Days Inn Clemson, Clemson , 2 miles away
University Inn And Conference Center, Clemson , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Eighteenmile Creek:
Camp Sertoma Of South Carolina, Clemson, 3 miles away
Twin Lakes, Clemson, 4 miles away
Oconee Point, Townville, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Eighteenmile Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 56 miles away
Sadlers Creek State Park, South Carolina , 14 miles away
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, South Carolina , 16 miles away
Hart State Park, Georgia , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Eighteenmile Creek:
Boscobel Golf Course, Pendleton , 1 miles away
Woodhaven Golf Club &, Pendleton , 3 miles away
Walker Course At Clemson University, Clemson , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Eighteenmile Creek
Lake Keowee, Oconee , 9 miles away
Hartwell Lake, Anderson , 17 miles away
Hartwell Lake, Hart , 17 miles away

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