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South Carolina whitewater, Stevens Creek

McCormick county, Highway 283 to SR 23 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+(III)     13.2 miles
  This stretch of Stevens Creek is 13.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II+(III) section. The beautiful scenery of South Carolina and the cool fresh water beats anything. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Greenwood, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem
    but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state
you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling places. There's camping available near Stevens Creek. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
Stevens Creek is a site with many visitors from Parksville. Hamilton Branch State Park is worth stopping at if you're at Stevens Creek; do take a hike on the Turkey Creek Hiking Trail. This river has so much to offer. Don't leave Stevens Creek without dropping by Baker Creek State Park; hiking along the Horn Creek Hiking Trail is great fun. Stevens Creek is a quite wet place mostly with lots of precipitation. Most of the rain falls through March while November is commonly the driest month. The warmest time of the year at Stevens Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 90's.

Stevens Creek, Highway 283 to SR 23 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 Stevens Creek.
 Whitewater Near Stevens Creek:
Stevens Creek, McCormick County, 3 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 13.2 miles long (Highway 283 to SR 23)
Savannah River, Edgefield/ Aiken County, 7 miles away
      Class I - 12 miles long (US 221 below dam to US 25)
Savannah River, McCormick Columbia County, 9 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Stevens Creek Dam to North Augusta Boat Ramp)
Augusta Canal Overflow Flume, Richmond County, 24 miles away
      Class III-V - -blank- miles long (Close to Augusta)
 Marinas Near Stevens Creek:
Trade Winds Marina, Appling , 7 miles away
Plum Branch Yacht Club, Plum Branch , 7 miles away
Little River Marina, Appling , 11 miles away
Savannah Lakes Marina, Mc Cormick , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Stevens Creek:
BEST WESTERN Evans Hotel, Grovetown , 18 miles away
Super 8 Augusta Ft Gordon Belair, Augusta , 18 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Augusta , 18 miles away
Holiday Inn AUGUSTA WEST I-20, Augusta , 18 miles away
Travelodge Inn & Suites Grovetown Augusta Area, Grovetown , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stevens Creek:
Hamilton Branch State Recreation Area, Plum Branch, 2 miles away
J Strom Thurmond Lake Clarks Hill, Parksville, 2 miles away
Modoc, Modoc, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Stevens Creek:
Turkey Creek Hiking Trail, McCormick , 4 miles away
Horn Creek Hiking Trail, Edgefield , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stevens Creek:
Hamilton Branch State Park, South Carolina , 2 miles away
Baker Creek State Park, South Carolina , 12 miles away
Mistletoe State Park, Georgia , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stevens Creek:
Golf De L, Lincolnton , 10 miles away
Champions Retreat Golf Club, Evans , 11 miles away
Riverwood Plantation, Evans , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Stevens Creek
J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir, McCormick , 7 miles away

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