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Wild, scenic, and free. Discover the sheer power of the incredible rivers that carve through the mountains in Lake Hartwell Country.

Chattooga River

In 1974, the Chattooga River was designated as a National Wild and Scenic river. Largely untouched by man, the Chattooga is a premiere spot for fly fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and hiking. 

Read more about the Chattooga HERE


Wildwater Rafting

Chattooga River Fly Shop

Chattooga Whitewater Outfitters

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US Forest Service

Stoney River

Chauga River

The Chauga River is a favorite spot for fly fishing and kayaking in Oconee County. This 31 mile-long river is accessible through Chau Ram County Park in Westminster, SC. Take some time while you're here to check out downtown Westminster! 

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Chau Ram County Park

Eastatoee Creek

The Eastatoee (or Eastatoe) Creek is a popular spot in northern Pickens County for trout fishing and hiking. This river runs through the gorgeous Eastatoe Valley and into Lake Keowee.


Eastatoe Passage of the Palmetto Trail

South Carolina DNR​

River Rapids
Inflatable Raft

Saluda River


The Saluda River is a principle tributary of the Congaree River and has several access points in Pickens and Anderson counties. This is a waterway that is very popular with kayakers of all skill levels.

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Twelve Mile River

This river is a paddler's dream. Great for all skill levels, the Twelve Mile river flows through Pickens county and varies from exciting whitewater to serene flat water.

Stop along the way to discover the beautiful downtown Pickens!

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