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South Carolina whitewater, South Saluda River

Greenville county, Blyth Shoals - Highway 11 to Talley Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV(V)     1.5 miles
  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. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in South Carolina is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The wonderful Greenville County scenery and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. This section of South Saluda River in Greenville County is
    1.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV(V) section of whitewater. There's camping available near South Saluda River. This is a short paddling stretch so no need to bring snacks. You might have
to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular place for folks from Marietta, and Blythe Shoals
is a good local attraction. A delightful place near South Saluda River is Lower Gap, and a magnificent spot like Caesars Head State Park is too great to leave out. This river is so wonderful. Going to Jones Gap State Park in the vicinity of South Saluda River is a great thing to do. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to South Saluda River, and during the night it cools down to the 60's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 40's, and winter nights come with lows in the 20's to South Saluda River. All the water falling down from the sky makes South Saluda River a wet spot.

South Saluda River, Blyth Shoals - Highway 11 to Talley Bridge 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 South Saluda River.
 Whitewater Near South Saluda River:
South Saluda River, Greenville County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Blyth Shoals - Highway 11 to Talley Bridge)
Oilcamp creek, Greenville County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Oilcamp Road)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 3 miles away
      Class I-IV - 2 miles long (Jones Gap State Park to Gap Creek Road)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Jones Gap Trail to Park)
South Saluda River, Greenville/ Pickens County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Table Rock Reservoir to Highway 288)
Saluda River, Greenville County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (County Road 41 to South Saluda River)
Matthews Creek, Greenville County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 6 miles long (Raven Cliff Falls to US 276)
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Route 89 to Saluda River)
Little River, Transylvania County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (Triple Falls)
Little River, Transylvania County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Base of Triple Falls to Hooker Falls)
 Ski Areas Near South Saluda River:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 45 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 , 51 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 54 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 77 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 78 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 80 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 80 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 89 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near South Saluda River:
Hotel Domestique, Travelers Rest , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Greenville-Travelers Rest, Travelers Rest , 12 miles away
Best Western Travelers Rest/Greenville, Travelers Rest , 12 miles away
Days Inn Easley West Of Greenville/Clemson Area, Easley , 14 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Easley, Easley , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near South Saluda River:
Solitude Pointe, Cleveland, 3 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, Cleveland, 4 miles away
Palmetto Cove, Cleveland, 5 miles away
 Trails Near South Saluda River:
Mullinax Trail, Transylvania , 17 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Transylvania , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near South Saluda River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 30 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 3 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 3 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near South Saluda River:
Rolling Green Golf Club, Easley , 9 miles away
Green Valley Country Club, Greenville , 10 miles away
Connestee Falls Golf Course, Brevard , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near South Saluda River
Summit Camp Lake, Transylvania , 6 miles away
Crooked Creek Lake, Henderson , 14 miles away
Lake Bonclarken, Henderson , 15 miles away

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