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South Carolina whitewater, Oconee Creek

Oconee county, Highway 11 to Little River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     1 miles
  The wonderful Oconee County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Highway 11 to Little River stretch of Oconee Creek is 1 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and
    kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. There's camping available near Oconee Creek. No matter if you're
whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. The put-in location is a short drive from Seneca, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This section is very short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The Highway 11 to Little River stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd  
better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Oconee Creek you'll most likely meet some people from West Union. You undeniably should stop at Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests since you're here at Oconee Creek, and nearby you find the Foothills Trail which is a good hiking trail. This river is a wonderful place to visit. A tour to Oconee State Park when you're here at Oconee Creek is never a bad idea, and there is a perfect hiking trail nearby called the Winding Stairs Trail. Oconee Creek gets a good deal of water.

Oconee Creek, Highway 11 to Little River 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 Oconee Creek.
 Whitewater Near Oconee Creek:
Oconee Creek, Oconee County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Highway 11 to Little River)
Flat Shoal River, Oconee County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 4.5 miles long (Highway 11 to Flat Shoals Bridge)
Flat Shoal River, Oconee County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Flat Shoals Bridge to Tanyard Bridge)
Little River - North Fork, Oconee County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Highway 11 to Tanyard Bridge)
Chattooga River - East Fork, Oconee County, 9 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2.46 miles long (Walhalla Fish Hatchery to Chattooga)
Chauga River, Oconee County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Verner Mill Road to Blackwell Bridge)
Chattooga River - East Fork, Oconee County, 9 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.9 miles long (Highway 107 to Walhalla Fish Hatchery)
Chattooga River, Oconee SC/ Rabun GA County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V - 11.3 miles long (Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge)
Chauga River, Oconee County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 5.4 miles long (Route 193 to Route 290/Cassidy Bridge)
Cedar Creek, Oconee County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Blue Hole Falls to Cobbs Bridge Road)
 Ski Areas Near Oconee Creek:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 22 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 24 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 41 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 61 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 73 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Oconee Creek:
Lake Keowee Marina, Seneca , 9 miles away
 Beaches Near Oconee Creek:
East Beach, Oconee , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Oconee Creek:
Days Inn Seneca, Seneca , 9 miles away
Quality Inn Seneca, Seneca , 9 miles away
BEST WESTERN Executive Inn, Seneca , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn & Suites Seneca, Seneca , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Clemson SC, Clemson , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Oconee Creek:
Oconee Station state Historic Site, Walhalla, 3 miles away
Crooked Creek Rv Park, West Union, 4 miles away
High Falls Park, Seneca, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Oconee Creek:
Winding Stairs Trail, Oconee , 6 miles away
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 10 miles away
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 10 miles away
Burrells Ford Trail, Rabun , 11 miles away
Ellicott Rock Trail, Macon , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Oconee Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 54 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 59 miles away
Oconee State Park, South Carolina , 5 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 8 miles away
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, South Carolina , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Oconee Creek:
Falcon's Lair Golf Course, Walhalla , 1 miles away
Blue Ridge Golf Center, Walhalla , 6 miles away
Oconee Country Club, Seneca , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Oconee Creek
Lake Jocassee, Oconee , 10 miles away
Lake Keowee, Oconee , 10 miles away
Lake Jocasse, Oconee , 10 miles away

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