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. 

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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. 

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Chau Ram County Park

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 flatwater.

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