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South Carolina whitewater, North Saluda River

Greenville county, Trail to North Saluda Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV(V)     1.3 miles
  The Trail to North Saluda Reservoir section of North Saluda River in Greenville County is 1.3 miles long and is a class IV(V) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Greenville it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're visiting
    here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. There are plenty of other stretches
in this river system that can be paddled as well. This is an extremely short section so better bring some good walking shoes. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The natural beauty of South Carolina and the water flowing gracefully down North Saluda River are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Not  
too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to Big Falls will fill your soul with great feelings, and Trammel Gap is close at hand, and is a wonderful site. There are plenty of people from Zirconia here at North Saluda River. Jones Gap State Park is a beautiful spot any time of year; Paris Mountain State Park is a glorious place to take a look at. North Saluda River gets a large amount of water. March is the wettest month with most rain while April is usually the driest month.

North Saluda River, Trail to North Saluda Reservoir 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 North Saluda River.
 Whitewater Near North Saluda River:
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 3 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.3 miles long (Trail to North Saluda Reservoir)
Green River, Henderson County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 1.2 miles long (Summit Lake Dam to powerhouse)
North Pacolet River, Henderson/Polk County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Pearsons Falls along Highway 176 to Tryon)
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Highway 25 to State Road 11)
Whitewater Outfitter - Green River Adventures, Polk County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Green River, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Fishtop Access to where river leaves road)
Green River, Henderson/ Polk County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.9 miles long (Hungry Creek to Green River Cove Road)
Cove Creek, polk County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (to Green River)
Green River, Henderson County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3.7 miles long (Tuxedo Powerplant to above Hungry Creek)
Big Hungry Creek, Henderson/ Polk County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green)
 Ski Areas Near North Saluda River:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 46 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 54 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 65 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 65 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 67 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 68 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 69 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 75 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 87 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near North Saluda River:
The Orchard Inn, Saluda , 5 miles away
Hotel Domestique, Travelers Rest , 6 miles away
Highland Lake Inn And Resort, Flat Rock , 8 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Flat Rock, Flat Rock , 8 miles away
Mountain Inn Suites, Flat Rock , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near North Saluda River:
Orchard Lake Campground, Saluda, 5 miles away
Dogwood Travel Trailer Park, Travelers Rest, 7 miles away
The Valley Park Resort, Travelers Rest, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near North Saluda River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 28 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 12 miles away
Paris Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 12 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near North Saluda River:
Cliffs At Glassy, Landrum , 3 miles away
Cliffs At Glassy Wellness Center, Landrum , 4 miles away
Cherokee Valley Golf Club, Travelers Rest , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near North Saluda River
Lake Bonclarken, Henderson , 8 miles away
Crooked Creek Lake, Henderson , 9 miles away
Lake Cunningham, Greenville , 13 miles away

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