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South Carolina whitewater, Island Creek

Spartanburg county, Cornmill Road Close to Mayo to Pacolet River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     6 miles
  This stretch of Island Creek is 6 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Spartanburg County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. There are some good stretches to
    paddle in this river system, the Cornmill Road Close to Mayo to Pacolet River stretch is one of them. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. There are plenty of hotels
here if you want to spend a night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There's camping available near Island Creek. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from  
Spartanburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
Island Creek is a spot with many visitors from Cowpens, and you absolutely must pop by Croft State Park while you're here. All through the months of summer highs here at Island Creek reach the 80's. Summer overnight lows descend down to the 60's. For the period of the wintertime highs are frequently in the 50's, and overnight lows at Island Creek through the winter typically sink into the 20's. Island Creek gets a great deal of water. March is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month of the year is April.

Island Creek, Cornmill Road Close to Mayo to Pacolet River 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 Island Creek.
 Whitewater Near Island Creek:
Island Creek, Spartanburg County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Cornmill Road Close to Mayo to Pacolet River)
Pacolet, Spartanburg County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Clifton II to Lawson's Fork)
Lawsons Fork Creek, Spartanburg County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.75 miles long (Glendale to Goldmine Road)
Broad River, Rutherford County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 20.2 miles long (US Route 221 South Bridge to South Carolina Route 10 Bridge)
North Tyger River, Spartanburg County, 18 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6 miles long (Route 231 to Route 113)
North Tyger River, Spartanburg County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Route 231 to South Tyger River)
Broad River, Cherokee/ York County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.9 miles long (South Carolina Route 18 Bridge to South Carolina Route 211 Bridge)
Jimmies Creek, Spartanburg County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (I-26 to Tyger River)
South Tyger River, Spartanburg County, 21 miles away
      Class -blank- - 4.5 miles long (Berrys Mill Pond to South Carolina Route 417)
Middle Tyger River, Spartanburg County, 21 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Duncan to Startex)
 Ski Areas Near Island Creek:
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 60 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 61 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 64 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 64 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 68 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 90 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Island Creek:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SPARTANBURG-NORTH, Spartanburg , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn Spartanburg-North I-85, Spartanburg , 5 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Spartanburg, Spartanburg , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Spartanburg , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Gaffney, Gaffney , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Island Creek:
Foothills Family Campground, Forest City, 8 miles away
Croft state Natural Area, Spartanburg, 11 miles away
Pine Ridge Campground, Roebuck, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Island Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 58 miles away
Croft State Park, South Carolina , 11 miles away
South Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 34 miles away
Kings Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Island Creek:
Peach Valley Golf Course, Spartanburg , 4 miles away
Chesnee Country Club, Chesnee , 5 miles away
Boiling Springs Golf Center, Boiling Springs , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Island Creek
Houser Lake, Cleveland , 12 miles away
Lake Bowen, Spartanburg , 12 miles away
Lake Whelchel, Cherokee , 16 miles away

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