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South Carolina whitewater, South Saluda River

Greenville Pickens county, Table Rock Reservoir to Highway 288 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     15 miles
  The natural beauty of Greenville/ Pickens County and the water flowing gracefully down South Saluda River attract people from near and far. The starting location is a short drive from Brevard, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight
    trip, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. This section of South Saluda River is 15 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this
general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The average South Carolina whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Dowthit Cove is close to South Saluda River and is beyond doubt a glorious place to check out; you're sure to encounter some great folks from Cleveland here. Caesars Head State Park is a splendid site to visit on a pretty day; Jones Gap State Park is both perfect and beautiful. This is such a great river. South Saluda River sees pretty high levels of rain. Throughout March this area sees the most rain, and the driest month is January. Summertime highs at South Saluda River frequently tend to be in the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's.

South Saluda River, Table Rock Reservoir to Highway 288 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 South Saluda River.
 Whitewater Near South Saluda River:
South Saluda River, Greenville County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Blyth Shoals - Highway 11 to Talley Bridge)
South Saluda River, Greenville/ Pickens County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Table Rock Reservoir to Highway 288)
Oilcamp creek, Greenville County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Oilcamp Road)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Jones Gap Trail to Park)
Matthews Creek, Greenville County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 6 miles long (Raven Cliff Falls to US 276)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 5 miles away
      Class I-IV - 2 miles long (Jones Gap State Park to Gap Creek Road)
Carrick Creek, Pickens County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 0.1 miles long (Green Creek Con Fork to Pinnacle Lake)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (County Road 41 to South Saluda River)
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Route 89 to Saluda River)
Little River, Transylvania County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (Triple Falls)
 Ski Areas Near South Saluda River:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 44 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 48 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 52 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 52 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 75 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 81 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 82 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 82 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 91 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near South Saluda River:
Hotel Domestique, Travelers Rest , 12 miles away
Days Inn Easley West Of Greenville/Clemson Area, Easley , 13 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Easley, Easley , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn Greenville-Travelers Rest, Travelers Rest , 13 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Easley/Greenville, Easley , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near South Saluda River:
Solitude Pointe, Cleveland, 1 miles away
Palmetto Cove, Cleveland, 2 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, Cleveland, 4 miles away
 Trails Near South Saluda River:
Mullinax Trail, Transylvania , 17 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Transylvania , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near South Saluda River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 31 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 4 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 6 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 7 miles away
 Golf Courses Near South Saluda River:
Rolling Green Golf Club, Easley , 8 miles away
Connestee Falls Golf Course, Brevard , 10 miles away
Rock Golf Course, Pickens , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near South Saluda River
Summit Camp Lake, Transylvania , 7 miles away
Crooked Creek Lake, Henderson , 17 miles away
Lake Bonclarken, Henderson , 18 miles away

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