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South Carolina whitewater, North Tyger River

Spartanburg county, Route 231 to South Tyger River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     3 miles
Fun paddle if the water is good. Put in under the bridge on Morris Bridge Road,(gauge is here). I usually take out river left under bridge right after Nesbitt Shoals, just after confluence of North and South Tyger (you know it's close after a large S-turn in the river) Take out either river left, or right AFTER the bridge-lots of 'No Trespassing' signs before the bridge. Shuttle is about 6 hilly miles. Mostly quiet, with some scrapes below
    1' on gauge.
There are some fun little rapids: First one take dead center. Third one with a nice slot river-left of center rock formation but you need some water. You can also go river right with a hard slide/small
hydraulic back towards the center-then drag back up and run it again. There is a nice tiny play spot river-left about 2/3 into the run. My favorite is a series of small drops about 3/4 into the trip: fun run of about 50 yds-at low water, need to make some turns, watch your angles-small island bisects river-take just left-of-center line and pick your way down on the left. Sneaky little rapid river-left just before bridge can catch you if  
you are not watching-pick your way river-left after most of Nesbitt Shoals are completed and take the rapid to the right, boat angled right to get pushed to the left and ride the little wave train to the bridge.
There are some nice beaches, rocks on which to chill/eat. Lots of wildlife to see (turtles, snakes, ducks, herons, beaver, hawks...) Last run (4/30/07) I removed some trunks limbs from center lines. Says Hank S.

The Route 231 to South Tyger River stretch of North Tyger River is 3 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Spartanburg, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.

North Tyger River, Route 231 to South Tyger River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near North Tyger River.
 Whitewater Near North Tyger River:
North Tyger River, Spartanburg County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Route 231 to South Tyger River)
North Tyger River, Spartanburg County, 2 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6 miles long (Route 231 to Route 113)
Jimmies Creek, Spartanburg County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (I-26 to Tyger River)
Cedar Shoals Creek, Spartanburg County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.5 miles long (New Hope Church Road to Horseshoe Falls Road)
Warrior Creek, Laurens County, 9 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 0.5 miles long (South Carolina 49 to Enoree River)
Enoree River, Spartanburg/ Laurens border County, 10 miles away
      Class II+ - 6.5 miles long (South Carolina Route 49 to South Carolina Route 56)
South Tyger River, Spartanburg County, 13 miles away
      Class -blank- - 4.5 miles long (Berrys Mill Pond to South Carolina Route 417)
Lawsons Fork Creek, Spartanburg County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.75 miles long (Glendale to Goldmine Road)
Pacolet, Spartanburg County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Clifton II to Lawson's Fork)
Middle Tyger River, Spartanburg County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Duncan to Startex)
 Ski Areas Near North Tyger River:
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 78 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 78 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 78 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 81 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 82 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 92 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 96 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 99 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
 Hotels Near North Tyger River:
Sleep Inn Spartanburg, Spartanburg , 10 miles away
Super 8 Spartanburg/I-26 Exit 22, Spartanburg , 10 miles away
Spartanburg Marriott, Spartanburg , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Spartanburg-I-26-Westgate Mall, Spartanburg , 11 miles away
Comfort Suites At WestGate Mall, Spartanburg , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near North Tyger River:
Pine Ridge Campground, Roebuck, 5 miles away
Croft state Natural Area, Spartanburg, 8 miles away
Musgrove Mill state Historic Site, Clinton, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near North Tyger River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 64 miles away
Croft State Park, South Carolina , 10 miles away
Lake Greenwood State Park, South Carolina , 33 miles away
Paris Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near North Tyger River:
Carolina Country Club, Spartanburg , 7 miles away
The Creek Golf Club, Spartanburg , 10 miles away
Musgrove Mill Golf Club, Clinton , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near North Tyger River
Twin Lakes, Spartanburg , 9 miles away
Silver Lake, Spartanburg , 13 miles away

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