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South Carolina whitewater, Carrick Creek

Pickens county, Green Creek Con Fork to Pinnacle Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     0.1 miles
  The Green Creek Con Fork to Pinnacle Lake stretch of Carrick Creek in Pickens County is 0.1 miles long and has been rated as a class III section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Brevard it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. The wonderful South Carolina scenery and the water
    flowing gracefully down Carrick Creek have people coming here. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Green
Creek Con Fork to Pinnacle Lake section is one of them. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. 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. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in South Carolina are often more forgiving than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that quite a few of  
the sections in this state are pretty easy.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular location for folks from Cleveland; Caesars Head State Park is a good spot to stretch your legs a bit. Panther Gap is a great place to take a look at nearby, and when you're here it's always fun to visit Table Rock State Park. This is a great river. Carrick Creek frequently gets a good deal of rain. During the month of March you get the most rain around here while January is generally the driest month. High temperatures at Carrick Creek all through the summer months are in the 80's.

Carrick Creek, Green Creek Con Fork to Pinnacle Lake road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Carrick Creek.
 Whitewater Near Carrick Creek:
Carrick Creek, Pickens County, 0 miles away
      Class III - 0.1 miles long (Green Creek Con Fork to Pinnacle Lake)
Matthews Creek, Greenville County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 6 miles long (Raven Cliff Falls to US 276)
South Saluda River, Greenville/ Pickens County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Table Rock Reservoir to Highway 288)
French Broad River - East Fork, Transylvania County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (East Fork Road at Laurel Branch to French Broad River)
Eastatoe Creek, Pickens County, 8 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.52 miles long (US 178 to Smith Creek above Lake Keowee)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Jones Gap Trail to Park)
South Saluda River, Greenville County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Blyth Shoals - Highway 11 to Talley Bridge)
Oilcamp creek, Greenville County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Oilcamp Road)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 10 miles away
      Class I-IV - 2 miles long (Jones Gap State Park to Gap Creek Road)
Little Eastatoe River, Pickens County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Dirt road off Highway 11 to Highway 11 bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Carrick Creek:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 40 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 42 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 45 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 54 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 70 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 85 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 87 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 87 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 96 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Carrick Creek:
The Inn At Brevard, Brevard , 12 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BREVARD, Brevard , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Brevard, Brevard , 14 miles away
Days Inn Easley West Of Greenville/Clemson Area, Easley , 15 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Easley, Easley , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Carrick Creek:
Table Rock State Park - White Oak, Cleveland, 0 miles away
Table Rock State Park, Pickens, 1 miles away
Palmetto Cove, Cleveland, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Carrick Creek:
Black Mountain Trail, Transylvania , 17 miles away
Mullinax Trail, Transylvania , 18 miles away
Art Loeb Trail, Transylvania , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Carrick Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 34 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 68 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 0 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 8 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Carrick Creek:
Rock Golf Course, Pickens , 5 miles away
Connestee Falls Golf Course, Brevard , 8 miles away
Rolling Green Golf Club, Easley , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Carrick Creek
Summit Camp Lake, Transylvania , 10 miles away
Lake Jocasse, Oconee , 15 miles away
Lake Jocassee, Oconee , 16 miles away

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