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South Carolina whitewater, Sixmile Creek

Pickens county, Jones Mill Road to Lake Issaqueena section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     2 miles
  The nature scenery of Pickens County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back
    for more. The campgrounds here at Sixmile Creek are pretty good. If you're coming from Seneca it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. Lodging is available near
the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch of Sixmile Creek in South Carolina is 2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Jones Mill Road to Lake Issaqueena section  
is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Keowee-Toxaway State Park is a great place to stretch your legs a bit, and lots of folks from Six Mile come here. A good beach near Sixmile Creek is East Beach; places like Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests are splendid to stop by. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Lots of rainfall falls at Sixmile Creek. March is the month that gets the most rain, and the driest of the months is October. At Sixmile Creek throughout the warm days of summer highs are in the 80's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures dip down into the 60's.

Sixmile Creek, Jones Mill Road to Lake Issaqueena 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 Sixmile Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sixmile Creek:
Sixmile Creek, Pickens County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Jones Mill Road to Lake Issaqueena)
Todd Creek, pickens County, 3 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1 miles long (Brookbend Road to Lake Hartwell)
Twelvemile Creek, Pickens County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Lay Bridge Road)
Eighteenmile Creek, Anderson County, 7 miles away
      Class I(II) - 2 miles long (Nettles Park to US 76)
Twelvemile Creek, Pickens County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Liberty Highway to South Carolina 137)
Little Eastatoe River, Pickens County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Dirt road off Highway 11 to Highway 11 bridge)
Coneross Creek, Oconee County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1 miles long (South Carolina 59 to Coneross Hydro Plant Park)
Flat Shoal River, Oconee County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Flat Shoals Bridge to Tanyard Bridge)
Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge, Pickens County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 2 miles long (Mill Creek to Dug Mountain Access)
Little River - North Fork, Oconee County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Highway 11 to Tanyard Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Sixmile Creek:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 34 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 37 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 48 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 71 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 72 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Sixmile Creek:
Lake Keowee Marina, Seneca , 7 miles away
 Beaches Near Sixmile Creek:
East Beach, Oconee , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Sixmile Creek:
Hampton Inn Clemson SC, Clemson , 4 miles away
Hotel Tillman, Clemson , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn Clemson University Area, Clemson , 5 miles away
University Inn And Conference Center, Clemson , 5 miles away
Days Inn Clemson, Clemson , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sixmile Creek:
Camp Sertoma Of South Carolina, Clemson, 5 miles away
Mile Creek County Park, Salem, 5 miles away
High Falls Park, Seneca, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Sixmile Creek:
Winding Stairs Trail, Oconee , 18 miles away
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 19 miles away
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sixmile Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 51 miles away
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, South Carolina , 9 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 14 miles away
Oconee State Park, South Carolina , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sixmile Creek:
Clemson University, Clemson , 4 miles away
Cliffs Communities Spg Golf, Six Mile , 5 miles away
Walker Course At Clemson University, Clemson , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Sixmile Creek
Lake Keowee, Oconee , 5 miles away
Lake Jocasse, Oconee , 12 miles away
Lake Jocassee, Oconee , 12 miles away

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