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South Carolina whitewater, Snow River

Oconee county, Snow Creek Road to Lake Hartwell section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     2.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Seneca, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wonderful South Carolina scenery and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch of Snow River in Oconee County is 2.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in
    this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The Snow Creek Road to Lake Hartwell stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. There
are some good hotels near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This section is quite short so better bring some good walking shoes. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here.

about the general area:
Everybody loves Tugaloo State Park, and beaches are pleasant and East Beach is no exception. Lake Hartwell State Park is a splendid location, and at Snow River you always meet someone from Seneca. At this river you will always have a good time. Snow River gets much water. March is the wettest month with most rain, and October is the month with the least moisture. Throughout the months of summer here at Snow River, high temperatures commonly get into the 80's. Once the sun is down it dips down to the 60's. The winter brings highs down to the 50's while the cold winter nights at Snow River are in the 20's.

Snow River, Snow Creek Road to Lake Hartwell 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 Snow River.
 Whitewater Near Snow River:
Snow River, Oconee County, 0 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Snow Creek Road to Lake Hartwell)
Coneross Creek, Oconee County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1 miles long (South Carolina 59 to Coneross Hydro Plant Park)
Shoal Creek, Hart County, 10 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.2 miles long (GA 77 to Lake Hartwell)
Oconee Creek, Oconee County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Highway 11 to Little River)
Sixmile Creek, Pickens County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Jones Mill Road to Lake Issaqueena)
Chauga River, Oconee County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7.5 miles long (Cobbs Bridge Road to North Horseshoe Bridge Road)
Flat Shoal River, Oconee County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Flat Shoals Bridge to Tanyard Bridge)
Todd Creek, pickens County, 15 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1 miles long (Brookbend Road to Lake Hartwell)
Flat Shoal River, Oconee County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 4.5 miles long (Highway 11 to Flat Shoals Bridge)
Eighteenmile Creek, Anderson County, 15 miles away
      Class I(II) - 2 miles long (Nettles Park to US 76)
 Ski Areas Near Snow River:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 31 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 32 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 54 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 73 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 83 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Snow River:
Lake Keowee Marina, Seneca , 6 miles away
Harbor Light Marina South, Lavonia , 9 miles away
Hartwell Marina & Boat Sales, Hartwell , 14 miles away
 Beaches Near Snow River:
East Beach, Oconee , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Snow River:
Quality Inn Seneca, Seneca , 4 miles away
Days Inn Seneca, Seneca , 4 miles away
Best Western Executive Inn, Seneca , 5 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Seneca-Clemson Area SC, Seneca , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn Clemson-University Area SC, Clemson , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Snow River:
South Cove County Park, Seneca, 6 miles away
Edgewater Lodge and Campground, Fair Play, 7 miles away
Carolina Landing, Fair Play, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Snow River:
Winding Stairs Trail, Oconee , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Snow River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 63 miles away
Lake Hartwell State Park, South Carolina , 6 miles away
Tugaloo State Park, Georgia , 8 miles away
Hart State Park, Georgia , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Snow River:
Cross Creek Plantation Golf, Seneca , 2 miles away
Cross Creek Plantation, Seneca , 3 miles away
Oconee Country Club, Seneca , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Snow River
Lake Keowee, Oconee , 8 miles away
Hartwell Lake, Hart , 19 miles away
Hartwell Lake, Anderson , 19 miles away

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