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South Carolina whitewater, Twelvemile Creek

Pickens county, Liberty Highway to South Carolina 137 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     4 miles
 
There was a dam towards the end of this river with a large sign overhead that reads ''Danger Spillway''.

Ended up pulling the kayak upstream for an hour, hiked up to a road and asked some locals about the dam. There is a small path to the right, right at the edge of the dam that leads to the bottom.

River itself was amazing, just wished we knew about the dam so we didn't have a freak out moment and have to spend the afternoon
    fighting upstream. Says Bryon

The nature scenery of South Carolina and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in South Carolina are often
more forgiving than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. There are some good stretches to  
paddle in this river system, the Liberty Highway to South Carolina 137 stretch is one of them. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Liberty Highway to South Carolina 137 section of Twelvemile Creek is 4 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Anderson it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to Keowee-Toxaway State Park when you're here at Twelvemile Creek is a magnificent idea, and there are plenty of people from Norris here at Twelvemile Creek.

Twelvemile Creek, Liberty Highway to South Carolina 137 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 Twelvemile Creek.
 Whitewater Near Twelvemile Creek:
Twelvemile Creek, Pickens County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Liberty Highway to South Carolina 137)
Twelvemile Creek, Pickens County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Lay Bridge Road)
Todd Creek, pickens County, 4 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1 miles long (Brookbend Road to Lake Hartwell)
Sixmile Creek, Pickens County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Jones Mill Road to Lake Issaqueena)
Eighteenmile Creek, Anderson County, 7 miles away
      Class I(II) - 2 miles long (Nettles Park to US 76)
Double Branch, Anderson County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (US 178 to State Road 88)
Little Eastatoe River, Pickens County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Dirt road off Highway 11 to Highway 11 bridge)
Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge, Pickens County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 2 miles long (Mill Creek to Dug Mountain Access)
Carrick Creek, Pickens County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 0.1 miles long (Green Creek Con Fork to Pinnacle Lake)
Eastatoe Creek, Pickens County, 15 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.52 miles long (US 178 to Smith Creek above Lake Keowee)
 Ski Areas Near Twelvemile Creek:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 40 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 43 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 49 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 68 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 76 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 99 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Twelvemile Creek:
Lake Keowee Marina, Seneca , 14 miles away
 Beaches Near Twelvemile Creek:
East Beach, Oconee , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Twelvemile Creek:
Courtyard Clemson, Clemson , 7 miles away
Americas Best Inn Clemson, Clemson , 7 miles away
Days Inn Clemson, Clemson , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLEMSON - UNIV AREA, Clemson , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn Clemson University Area, Clemson , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Twelvemile Creek:
Camp Sertoma Of South Carolina, Clemson, 7 miles away
Mile Creek County Park, Salem, 10 miles away
Twin Lakes, Clemson, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Twelvemile Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 48 miles away
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, South Carolina , 11 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 14 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Twelvemile Creek:
Carolinas Golf Course, Liberty , 5 miles away
Pickens Country Club, Pickens , 6 miles away
Clemson University, Clemson , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Twelvemile Creek
Lake Keowee, Oconee , 11 miles away
Lake Jocasse, Oconee , 14 miles away
Lake Jocassee, Oconee , 15 miles away

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