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South Carolina whitewater, Saluda River

Pickens Greenville county, Speedway Play Spot - Park and Play upstream of 124 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     0.1 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Greenville, as you can see on the road map further down. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, and if you make reservations in advance
    you're all set. The Speedway Play Spot - Park and Play upstream of 124 stretch of Saluda River in South Carolina is 0.1 miles long and is a class II+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery
of South Carolina and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This section is very short so it's  
not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch.

Briefly about the general area:
A tremendous location like Jones Gap State Park close to Saluda River is too good to leave out, and you're sure to come across some good folks from Greenville here. Don't leave Saluda River without popping by Paris Mountain State Park. Saluda River is a relatively wet place generally with a great deal of rainfall. The month of March is the wettest with most of the rain while April is the month with the least amount of precipitation. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Saluda River with nighttime lows in the 60's.

Saluda River, Speedway Play Spot - Park and Play upstream of 124 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 Saluda River.
 Whitewater Near Saluda River:
Saluda River, Greenville/ Pickens County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 16 miles long (Saluda Dam to South Carolina Route 86 in Piedmont)
Reedy River, Greenville County, 5 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 0.5 miles long (Reedy River Falls Historic Park)
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Route 89 to Saluda River)
Huff Creek, Greenville County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.9 miles long (Reedy Fork to Griffin Mill)
Reedy River, Greenville County, 12 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 2.6 miles long (Log Shoals Road to West Georgia Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Appalachian Rivers Raft, Greenville County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
South Saluda River, Greenville County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Blyth Shoals - Highway 11 to Talley Bridge)
Double Branch, Anderson County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (US 178 to State Road 88)
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Highway 25 to State Road 11)
Oilcamp creek, Greenville County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Oilcamp Road)
 Ski Areas Near Saluda River:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 58 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 59 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 61 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 63 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 85 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 86 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 87 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 89 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 94 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Saluda River:
Hampton Inn Easley, Easley , 3 miles away
Super 8 Piedmont Greenville Area, Piedmont , 4 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Piedmont Inn & Suites, Piedmont , 4 miles away
Swamp Rabbit Inn, Greenville , 5 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Easley/Greenville, Easley , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Saluda River:
Ivy Acres RV Park, Piedmont, 6 miles away
Springwood RV Park, Greenville, 8 miles away
Holly Hill RV Park, Travelers Rest, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Saluda River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 43 miles away
Paris Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 9 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 15 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Saluda River:
Lakeview Golf Club, Greenville , 5 miles away
Furman Golf Course, Greenville , 5 miles away
Chanticleer Golf Course, Greenville , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Saluda River
Lake Cunningham, Greenville , 17 miles away
Assembly Acres Camp Lake, Greenville , 19 miles away

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