Lake Keowee Paddle

Salem, South Carolina 29676

Lake Keowee Paddle

Lake Keowee Paddle Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This fun little paddle finds a slice of nature on a busy lake. Start your adventure at a canoe and kayak launch at Keowee-Toxaway State Park, a jewel of a preserve with a fine campground, trails, and paddling. Head northeast up the narrow Eastatoe arm of Lake Keowee. Discover a little island bejeweled with a little beach. From there investigate a small waterfall. Turn up the Poe Creek embayment, finding the mouth of this little stream. Paddle past rock bluffs before reaching the park lakeside campsite, accessible by foot or boat. Work your way along the southeast shoreline, before turning into the narrow gorge of Eastatoe Creek. This South Carolina scenic waterway forms a slender mountain gorge.

As you paddle up the embayment, depending upon water level, the current will begin working against you. About 3 miles in makes for a good place to turn around and then backtrack your way to the state park. The trip is best enjoyed when Lake Keowee is at or near full pool."

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Trail Information

Salem
Nearby City
6.0
Distance
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3.5 hours
Duration
Lake level can be found at duke-energy.com/lakes/; full pool is 797 feet.
Tidal Information
Year-round
Season
Boat Launch/Ramp, Camping
Additional Use
Views, Waterfalls
Features
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, 108 Residence Dr., Sunset, SC 29685, (864) 868-2605, southcarolinaparks.com
Local Contacts
South Carolina DNR Lake Keowee, Keowee-Toxaway State Park; USGS Quadrangle Maps: Salem, Sunset
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018