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South Carolina whitewater, Saluda River

Greenville county, County Road 41 to South Saluda River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     11 miles
  The average South Carolina whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The starting point is not too far from Greenville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The County Road 41 to South Saluda River section of Saluda River in South Carolina is 11 miles long and
    has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds
nearby. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. The County Road 41 to South Saluda River stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The wonderful South Carolina scenery and the playfulness of the  
water are reasons enough to come here and paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at Saluda River it's always fun to visit Jones Gap State Park, and folks from Marietta love to come here. Caesars Head State Park is a good place to stretch your legs a bit. Throughout the summer months here at Saluda River, high temperatures mostly reach the 80's. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 60's. Highs during the winter are typically in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Saluda River are in the 20's. Much rain falls at Saluda River. The wettest month of the year is usually March, that's the one that rains the most; January is the month with the least moisture.

Saluda River, County Road 41 to South Saluda 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 Saluda River.
 Whitewater Near Saluda River:
Saluda River, Greenville County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (County Road 41 to South Saluda River)
South Saluda River, Greenville County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Blyth Shoals - Highway 11 to Talley Bridge)
Oilcamp creek, Greenville County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Oilcamp Road)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 4 miles away
      Class I-IV - 2 miles long (Jones Gap State Park to Gap Creek Road)
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Route 89 to Saluda River)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Jones Gap Trail to Park)
South Saluda River, Greenville/ Pickens County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Table Rock Reservoir to Highway 288)
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Highway 25 to State Road 11)
Little River, Transylvania County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (Triple Falls)
Matthews Creek, Greenville County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 6 miles long (Raven Cliff Falls to US 276)
 Ski Areas Near Saluda River:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 47 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 50 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 54 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 57 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 78 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 78 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 79 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 87 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Saluda River:
Hotel Domestique, Travelers Rest , 7 miles away
Hampton Inn Greenville-Travelers Rest, Travelers Rest , 9 miles away
Best Western Travelers Rest/Greenville, Travelers Rest , 9 miles away
Highland Lake Inn And Resort, Flat Rock , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Easley, Easley , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Saluda River:
Pleasant Ridge County Park, Marietta, 4 miles away
Solitude Pointe, Cleveland, 6 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, Cleveland, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Saluda River:
Mullinax Trail, Transylvania , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Saluda River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 30 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 1 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 5 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Saluda River:
Green Valley Country Club, Greenville , 9 miles away
Rolling Green Golf Club, Easley , 9 miles away
Cherokee Valley Golf Club, Travelers Rest , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Saluda River
Summit Camp Lake, Transylvania , 7 miles away
Crooked Creek Lake, Henderson , 13 miles away
Lake Bonclarken, Henderson , 13 miles away

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