Enoree, South Carolina, US
1. SC Route 14, Pelham, to SC Route 296
||II-III (for normal flows)
low waterPhoto of Don Frank by Ryan taken 09/15/09
ENOREE RIVER AT PELHAM, SC
4.00 - 8.00 ft
For flow recommendations, see the comments tab.
Takeout below the confluence with Abner Creek.
Todd Corey shared:
I ran this section on 4/24 with my 14- and 11-yr-old. We put on at 2 pm and took off at 5 pm. The
river was running at 5.5' and was a great level for an entry level kayaker. The kids walked the
dam and the last rapid. Other than that, everything was good to go. There are a few places to
play as well, so take your playboat with you. Just don't spend too much time underwater since it
isn't the cleanest whitewater you can find. The people walking the trail along river right of the
river enjoyed the show. It also makes it easy for you to get out and hike back up to the top of a
rapid in case you want to run it again. This is primarily class II with a couple of class III's
thrown in. We enjoyed the trip and will head back again given the right water levels.
I've paddled this section three times. At below 4 ft it's very rocky in spots. At almost 5ft it's
a good paddle with some great little spots especially the spot in one of the pics....great
playspot. I would recommend running this at 5 or 6 ft for a great ride...the takeout at 296 is no
a fun hike with a kayak...beware.....we took out there and my friend got attacked by yellow
jackets....there is a nest if you take out river left be careful and stay on the path.
Jim Spears contributed:
I have only paddled this section once several years ago. It is in a fairly developed area now. On
river right for the first mile or so there are large houses. This section has some nice small
whitewater features. The problem is that the takeout at the first bridge Hwy. 296 (Reidville Rd.)
was real grown up. We opted to paddle the next section also from Hwy. 296 to Hwy. 417. That was a
mistake. There were an incredible number of riverwide deadfalls on that section. We ended up
pushing our canoes down the river and lifting them over the obtacles. The upper section, however,
is something to look at for easy whitewater that is very close to I-85 and
Greenville-Spartanburg. This would be a good trip for beginner paddlers at a good water level.
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Last Updated: 2012-08-09 03:45:41