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South Carolina whitewater, Little Eastatoe River

Pickens county, Dirt road off Highway 11 to Highway 11 bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     1.5 miles
  This section of Little Eastatoe River in South Carolina is 1.5 miles long and has been rated as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. The natural beauty of South Carolina and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking
    here in South Carolina are often more forgiving than in other states, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. 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. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This is a bit of a short stretch so no need to bring snacks. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Brevard, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
A journey to Keowee-Toxaway State Park revives the soul, and do take a hike on the Foothills Trail. Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests is a nice location to go if you're at Little Eastatoe River, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Sunset here. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. All through the summertime at Little Eastatoe River highs are regularly in the 70's. All through the moonlight hours it's frequently in the 50's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 40's with temperatures at Little Eastatoe River dipping down into the 20's during winter nights.

Little Eastatoe River, Dirt road off Highway 11 to Highway 11 bridge 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 Little Eastatoe River.
 Whitewater Near Little Eastatoe River:
Little Eastatoe River, Pickens County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Dirt road off Highway 11 to Highway 11 bridge)
Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge, Pickens County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 2 miles long (Mill Creek to Dug Mountain Access)
Eastatoe Creek, Pickens County, 6 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.52 miles long (US 178 to Smith Creek above Lake Keowee)
Toxaway Creek, Transylvania County, 9 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 3.6 miles long (Frozen Creek Road Bridge to Lake Jocassee)
Sixmile Creek, Pickens County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Jones Mill Road to Lake Issaqueena)
Little River - North Fork, Oconee County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Highway 11 to Tanyard Bridge)
Flat Shoal River, Oconee County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Flat Shoals Bridge to Tanyard Bridge)
Twelvemile Creek, Pickens County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Liberty Highway to South Carolina 137)
Twelvemile Creek, Pickens County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Lay Bridge Road)
Toxaway River, Transylvania County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.69 miles long (Highway 64 to Lake Jocassee)
 Ski Areas Near Little Eastatoe River:
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 , 38 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 62 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 65 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 96 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
 Marinas Near Little Eastatoe River:
Lake Keowee Marina, Seneca , 15 miles away
 Beaches Near Little Eastatoe River:
East Beach, Oconee , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Eastatoe River:
Hampton Inn Clemson SC, Clemson , 14 miles away
Hotel Tillman, Clemson , 15 miles away
Comfort Inn Clemson University Area, Clemson , 15 miles away
University Inn And Conference Center, Clemson , 15 miles away
Courtyard Clemson, Clemson , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Eastatoe River:
Keowee-Toxaway state Natural Area, Sunset, 2 miles away
Mile Creek County Park, Salem, 6 miles away
Devils Fork State Park, Salem, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Little Eastatoe River:
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 14 miles away
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 14 miles away
Winding Stairs Trail, Oconee , 16 miles away
Art Loeb Trail, Transylvania , 19 miles away
Ellicott Rock Trail, Macon , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Eastatoe River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 42 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 63 miles away
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, South Carolina , 2 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 8 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Eastatoe River:
Cliffs At Keowee Vineyards Golf, Sunset , 3 miles away
Reserve 1 Golf Course, Sunset , 3 miles away
Cliffs Communities Spg Golf, Six Mile , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Eastatoe River
Lake Jocasse, Oconee , 4 miles away
Lake Jocassee, Oconee , 5 miles away
Lake Toxaway, Transylvania , 11 miles away

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