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South Carolina whitewater, South Tyger River

Spartanburg county, Route 86 to Route 113 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     10 miles
Floated this section and some more on 5-28-07, put in on 86 where river crosses road. Bad trip...Alot of trees. Still fun took @ 7hrs. The creek where you put in is not marked. you will see the river at the creek. Says clifford deyoung

If you're coming from Spartanburg it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside South Carolina you
    might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go
ahead and pack your camp stove. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The natural beauty of South Carolina and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter,  
this area has a large number of paddling places. This stretch of South Tyger River in Spartanburg County is 10 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at South Tyger River there are plenty of people from Laurens. Through the warm months at South Tyger River highs are commonly in the 80's. During the moonlight hours it's regularly in the 60's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 50's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at South Tyger River.

South Tyger River, Route 86 to Route 113 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 South Tyger River.
 Whitewater Near South Tyger River:
Warrior Creek, Laurens County, 4 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 0.5 miles long (South Carolina 49 to Enoree River)
Enoree River, Spartanburg/ Laurens border County, 5 miles away
      Class II+ - 6.5 miles long (South Carolina Route 49 to South Carolina Route 56)
Cedar Shoals Creek, Spartanburg County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.5 miles long (New Hope Church Road to Horseshoe Falls Road)
Jimmies Creek, Spartanburg County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (I-26 to Tyger River)
South Tyger River, Spartanburg County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Route 86 to Route 113)
North Tyger River, Spartanburg County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Route 231 to South Tyger River)
North Tyger River, Spartanburg County, 12 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6 miles long (Route 231 to Route 113)
Reedy River, Laurens County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 0 miles long (Tumbling Shoals)
South Tyger River, Spartanburg County, 20 miles away
      Class -blank- - 4.5 miles long (Berrys Mill Pond to South Carolina Route 417)
Lawsons Fork Creek, Spartanburg County, 24 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.75 miles long (Glendale to Goldmine Road)
 Ski Areas Near South Tyger River:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 87 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 89 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 90 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 92 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 93 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 96 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
 Marinas Near South Tyger River:
Mc Gowan Marina, Waterloo , 16 miles away
Lighthouse Landing, Cross Hill , 19 miles away
Moon Landing, Cross Hill , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near South Tyger River:
Budget Lodge, Laurens , 3 miles away
Rodeway Inn Laurens, Laurens , 5 miles away
Quality Inn Clinton, Clinton , 8 miles away
Comfort Suites Clinton, Clinton , 8 miles away
Days Inn Clinton-Presbyterian College, Clinton , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near South Tyger River:
Musgrove Mill state Historic Site, Clinton, 7 miles away
Tip Top, Joanna, 15 miles away
Pine Ridge Campground, Roebuck, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near South Tyger River:
Croft State Park, South Carolina , 20 miles away
Lake Greenwood State Park, South Carolina , 22 miles away
Paris Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near South Tyger River:
Lakeside Country Club, Laurens , 5 miles away
Musgrove Mill Golf Club, Clinton , 8 miles away
Rolling S Golf Club, Waterloo , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near South Tyger River
Boyd Millpond, Laurens , 18 miles away
Twin Lakes, Spartanburg , 18 miles away
Silver Lake, Spartanburg , 20 miles away

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