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South Carolina whitewater, Saluda River

Greenville Anderson Laurens county, SR 247 to US25 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     14 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The put-in is not too far from Greenwood, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. The SR 247 to US25 stretch of Saluda River
    in Greenville/ Anderson/ Laurens County is 14 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The campgrounds here at Saluda River are pretty good. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have
to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. The wonderful Greenville/ Anderson/ Laurens County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Saluda River beats anything. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. A bit  
of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
A short trip to Narrow Shoal is always worthwhile, and the cheerful folks of Honea Path like to hang out close by. Rutledge Shoals is an inspiring place to stop at while here. All the water falling down from the sky makes Saluda River a wet location. Through the month of March you get the most rain around here, and the driest month is September. Summertime highs at Saluda River ordinarily tend to be in the 80's, and the overnight is quite colder of course, generally in the 60's.

Saluda River, SR 247 to US25 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/ Anderson/ Laurens County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (SR 247 to US25)
Reedy River, Laurens County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 0 miles long (Tumbling Shoals)
Huff Creek, Greenville County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.9 miles long (Reedy Fork to Griffin Mill)
Reedy River, Greenville County, 14 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 2.6 miles long (Log Shoals Road to West Georgia Road)
Rocky River, Anderson County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 0.2 miles long (High Shoals)
Reedy River, Greenville County, 21 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 0.5 miles long (Reedy River Falls Historic Park)
Saluda River, Pickens/Greenville County, 23 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.1 miles long (Speedway Play Spot - Park and Play upstream of 124)
Enoree River, Greenville/ Spartanburg County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (South Carolina Route 14 Pelham to South Carolina Route 296)
Saluda River, Greenville/ Pickens County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 16 miles long (Saluda Dam to South Carolina Route 86 in Piedmont)
South Tyger River, Spartanburg County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Route 86 to Route 113)
 Ski Areas Near Saluda River:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 74 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 76 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 81 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 85 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 100 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Saluda River:
Mc Gowan Marina, Waterloo , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Saluda River:
Comfort Suites Simpsonville, Simpsonville , 14 miles away
Days Inn Simpsonville, Simpsonville , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Simpsonville, Simpsonville , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Simpsonville, Simpsonville , 15 miles away
ValuePlace Grnville Simpsonvle, Simpsonville , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Saluda River:
Springwood RV Park, Greenville, 16 miles away
Midway Hunt Campground, Abbeville County, 17 miles away
Midway, Bradley, 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Saluda River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 66 miles away
Paris Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 27 miles away
Calhoun Falls State Park, South Carolina , 28 miles away
Lake Greenwood State Park, South Carolina , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Saluda River:
Sugarfoot Golf Course, Honea Path , 4 miles away
Ware Shoals Golf Course, Ware Shoals , 8 miles away
Cokesbury Hills Golf Club, Hodges , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Saluda River
Legion Lake, Abbeville , 3 miles away
Assembly Acres Camp Lake, Greenville , 4 miles away
Boyd Millpond, Laurens , 9 miles away

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