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South Carolina whitewater, Oilcamp creek

Greenville county, Oilcamp Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III(IV)     1.5 miles
  The natural beauty of Greenville County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This stretch of Oilcamp creek in South Carolina is 1.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III(IV) section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in South Carolina tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding.
    Whitewater paddling here in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great experience. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.
You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Brevard, as you can see on the road map further down. This stretch is short so better bring some good walking shoes. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
A tremendous place in the neighborhood of Oilcamp creek is Lower Gap, and Jones Gap State Park is a magnificent site to stretch your legs a bit. So many enjoyable things in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just unbelievable. The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Rainbow Falls; going for a hike on the Mullinax Trail is always a great adventure. This river is always fun. Oilcamp creek is right next door to Caesars Head State Park which is a pretty place, and lots of people from Marietta come here.

Oilcamp creek, Oilcamp Road 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 Oilcamp creek.
 Whitewater Near Oilcamp creek:
Oilcamp creek, Greenville County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Oilcamp Road)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 1 miles away
      Class I-IV - 2 miles long (Jones Gap State Park to Gap Creek Road)
South Saluda River, Greenville County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Blyth Shoals - Highway 11 to Talley Bridge)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Jones Gap Trail to Park)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (County Road 41 to South Saluda River)
South Saluda River, Greenville/ Pickens County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Table Rock Reservoir to Highway 288)
Little River, Transylvania County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (Triple Falls)
Matthews Creek, Greenville County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 6 miles long (Raven Cliff Falls to US 276)
Little River, Transylvania County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Base of Triple Falls to Hooker Falls)
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Route 89 to Saluda River)
 Ski Areas Near Oilcamp creek:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 44 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 48 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 51 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 54 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 76 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 78 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 78 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 87 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Oilcamp creek:
Hotel Domestique, Travelers Rest , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Greenville-Travelers Rest, Travelers Rest , 13 miles away
Travelers Rest Inn, Travelers Rest , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BREVARD, Brevard , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn Brevard NC, Brevard , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Oilcamp creek:
Caesars Head State Park, Cleveland, 4 miles away
Solitude Pointe, Cleveland, 4 miles away
Palmetto Cove, Cleveland, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Oilcamp creek:
Mullinax Trail, Transylvania , 15 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Transylvania , 17 miles away
Laurel Mountain Trail, Henderson , 19 miles away
Thompson Ridge Trail, Transylvania , 20 miles away
Pilot Rock Trail, Transylvania , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Oilcamp creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 28 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 2 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 3 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Oilcamp creek:
Rolling Green Golf Club, Easley , 11 miles away
Connestee Falls Golf Course, Brevard , 11 miles away
Cummings Cove Golf & Country, Hendersonville , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Oilcamp creek
Summit Camp Lake, Transylvania , 4 miles away
Crooked Creek Lake, Henderson , 12 miles away
Lake Bonclarken, Henderson , 14 miles away

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