Paddling Sports

From exhilarating whitewater rapids to placid, sparkling lakes, there are no shortage of ways to get out on the water and paddle to your heart's content in Lake Hartwell Country.  

Waterways

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Chattooga River

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The Wild and Scenic Chattooga River offers a kayaking experience unlike any other. Largely untouched by man, this waterway will send you downstream feeling as though you've just stepped back in time.

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Chauga River

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The Chauga River is a 31 mile long tributary of the Tugaloo River and embodies everything wonderful about crisp, mountain water. With whitewater and still water sections, this river is great for a variety of skill levels.

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Saluda River

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The Saluda River acts as the Eastern border of both Pickens and Anderson counties, and has a plethora of put-in spots. This river is a good one for beginners as well as more advanced paddlers.

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Town Creek

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Those who wish to paddle the Twelve Mile River, or who want a shorter trip, might consider gaining access through Town Creek, which is a tributary of the Twelve Mile River.

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Twelve Mile River

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With sections of still water and whitewater rapids, the Twelve Mile River is a good one to consider for paddlers of all skill levels. This river is a 30 mile tributary of Lake Hartwell.

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Lake Jocassee

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Lake Jocassee is a popular destination for kayaking and canoeing. To gain access to Lake Jocassee, visitors must go through Devils Fork State Park.

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Lake Hartwell

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Lake Hartwell, with its thousands of miles of shoreline, offers a plethora of opportunities to paddle its expansive waters. It is a popular spot for both kayaking and canoeing.

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Lake Keowee

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There are several public access points on Lake Keowee for paddlers, including state and county parks. The scenic mountain views and clear waters make for an especially beautiful paddling experience.

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Lake Oolenoy

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Located in Table Rock State Park, Lake Oolenoy is a much smaller body of water that offers gorgeous views of Table Rock Mountain.

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