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South Carolina whitewater, North Saluda River

Greenville county, Route 89 to Saluda River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     3 miles
  This section of North Saluda River in South Carolina is 3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The scenic beauty of South Carolina and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The put-in is not too far from Greenville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.
    This stretch is short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for
that around here. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in South Carolina are often easier than in other states, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. There aren’t any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance  
you're all set. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Route 89 to Saluda River stretch is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave North Saluda River without stopping by Jones Gap State Park; do put some time aside to spend at McElhenny Shoal since you're here at North Saluda River. You'll meet a lot of folks from Slater here, and a tour here wouldn’t be complete without a journey to nearby Paris Mountain State Park. This is a great river. The high level of rain makes North Saluda River a reasonably wet place. The month of March is the wettest with most of the rain while January is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

North Saluda River, Route 89 to 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 North Saluda River.
 Whitewater Near North Saluda River:
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Route 89 to Saluda River)
South Saluda River, Greenville County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Blyth Shoals - Highway 11 to Talley Bridge)
Saluda River, Greenville/ Pickens County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 16 miles long (Saluda Dam to South Carolina Route 86 in Piedmont)
Oilcamp creek, Greenville County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Oilcamp Road)
Saluda River, Pickens/Greenville County, 8 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.1 miles long (Speedway Play Spot - Park and Play upstream of 124)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (County Road 41 to South Saluda River)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 9 miles away
      Class I-IV - 2 miles long (Jones Gap State Park to Gap Creek Road)
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Highway 25 to State Road 11)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Jones Gap Trail to Park)
South Saluda River, Greenville/ Pickens County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Table Rock Reservoir to Highway 288)
 Ski Areas Near North Saluda River:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 51 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 55 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 55 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 58 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 79 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 81 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 82 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 83 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 90 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near North Saluda River:
Hampton Inn Greenville-Travelers Rest, Travelers Rest , 6 miles away
Best Western Travelers Rest/Greenville, Travelers Rest , 6 miles away
Hotel Domestique, Travelers Rest , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Easley, Easley , 9 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Easley/Greenville, Easley , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near North Saluda River:
Holly Hill RV Park, Travelers Rest, 6 miles away
Pleasant Ridge County Park, Marietta, 7 miles away
The Valley Park Resort, Travelers Rest, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near North Saluda River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 35 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 7 miles away
Paris Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 9 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near North Saluda River:
Green Valley Country Club, Greenville , 4 miles away
Rolling Green Golf Club, Easley , 6 miles away
Summersett Golf Club, Greenville , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near North Saluda River
Summit Camp Lake, Transylvania , 12 miles away
Crooked Creek Lake, Henderson , 17 miles away
Lake Bonclarken, Henderson , 18 miles away

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