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South Carolina whitewater, North Saluda River

Greenville county, Highway 25 to State Road 11 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     2 miles
  The Highway 25 to State Road 11 section of North Saluda River is 2 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in South Carolina tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back
    for more. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking
or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. The beautiful scenery of South Carolina and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. This is a bit of a short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. The put-in location is a short drive from Greenville, please print out a copy of the  
road map further down the page so you wonít get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
A journey to Jones Gap State Park rejuvenates the soul, and if you're visiting from Marietta, you won't be the only one. Paris Mountain State Park is a perfect location to go if you're at North Saluda River. All through the days of summer at North Saluda River highs are usually in the 80's while nighttime lows are usually in the 60's. All through the wintertime the highs are usually in the 40's with temperatures at North Saluda River dipping down into the 20's through winter nights. North Saluda River is a quite wet place usually with a good deal of rainfall.

North Saluda River, Highway 25 to State Road 11 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 North Saluda River.
 Whitewater Near North Saluda River:
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Highway 25 to State Road 11)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (County Road 41 to South Saluda River)
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Route 89 to Saluda River)
Green River, Henderson County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 1.2 miles long (Summit Lake Dam to powerhouse)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 9 miles away
      Class I-IV - 2 miles long (Jones Gap State Park to Gap Creek Road)
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 9 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.3 miles long (Trail to North Saluda Reservoir)
Oilcamp creek, Greenville County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Oilcamp Road)
South Saluda River, Greenville County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Blyth Shoals - Highway 11 to Talley Bridge)
North Pacolet River, Henderson/Polk County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Pearsons Falls along Highway 176 to Tryon)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Jones Gap Trail to Park)
 Ski Areas Near North Saluda River:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 48 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 51 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 60 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 63 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 71 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 73 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 73 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 81 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 84 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near North Saluda River:
Hotel Domestique, Travelers Rest , 0 miles away
Travelers Rest Inn, Travelers Rest , 7 miles away
Hampton Inn Greenville-Travelers Rest, Travelers Rest , 8 miles away
The Orchard Inn, Saluda , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HENDERSONVILLE-FLAT ROCK, Flat Rock , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near North Saluda River:
Pleasant Ridge County Park, Marietta, 2 miles away
The Valley Park Resort, Travelers Rest, 3 miles away
Dogwood Travel Trailer Park, Travelers Rest, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near North Saluda River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 29 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 6 miles away
Paris Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 10 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near North Saluda River:
Cherokee Valley Golf Club, Travelers Rest , 5 miles away
Cliffs At Glassy, Landrum , 8 miles away
Cliffs At Glassy Wellness Center, Landrum , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near North Saluda River
Lake Bonclarken, Henderson , 10 miles away
Crooked Creek Lake, Henderson , 10 miles away
Summit Camp Lake, Transylvania , 12 miles away

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