Best Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing in South Carolina

This list represents the most popular whitewater kayaking & canoeing in South Carolina. Use this list to plan your next South Carolina whitewater kayaking & canoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Enoree River: SC 49 Bridge to Parr Shoals Dam


The Enoree heads up on the Piedmont in Greenville County and winds its way southeastward to confluence with the Broad, northeast of Newberry. On its way, it cuts through the Fall Line, offering a sh…
From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Cross Anchor, SC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - 61.4 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#2. Warwoman Creek


Are you interested in spring creekin’ but aren’t quite ready for Over?ow, the Chauga, or lower Amicalola? Try Warwoman Creek up in Rabun County. It drops close to 100 feet in 4 miles before running in…
From the guidebook "Canoeing and Kayaking Georgia"
Mountain Rest, SC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - 7.3 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#3. North Fork New River: Ashe CR 1119 Bridge at Community of Maxwell to Ashe CR 1549 Below the Confluence with the South Fork


The North Fork heads up in the extreme western end of Ashe County just over the Tennessee line. It flows northeast in the shadows of The Peak, Three Top Mountain, and Phoenix Mountain on the south bef…
From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Clifton, SC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - 42.8 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#4. South Tyger River: Spartanburg CR 86 Bridge over Fergussons Creek to SC 50 Bridge overR the Tyger


The South Tyger heads up in the foothills and cuts across the Piedmont Plateau before making its final plunge where we pick it up. This section has long pools with occasional sharp drops that make the…
From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Walnut Grove, SC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - 5.2 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#5. North Tyger and Tyger Rivers: Spartanburg CR 231 Bridge to US 176 Bridge


The North Tyger heads up into northern Spartanburg County and flows practically the length of the county, to where we pick it up just upstream of the confluence with the South Tyger. It drops through…
From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Walnut Grove, SC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - 67 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press