Saluda - 3 - Holiday Bridge Hydro Station to Ware Shoals

Saluda, South Carolina, US


3 - Holiday Bridge Hydro Station to Ware Shoals (SR 247 (Cooley's Bridge) to US25 bus. (SR252))

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 14 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02163500 800 - 6000 cfs II-III 01h08m 1550 cfs (running)

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2004-06-28 15:40:25

Rapid Descriptions

icon of message No rapids entered. If you know names, and locations of the rapids please contact and advise the StreamTeam member for this run.

User Comments

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August 15 2010 (3076 days ago)
tbrownlee (152283)
just got back from here ran from the dam to the power house had a blast and ready to go back
learned a lot for my first time in a ww kayak and on this river but had a great guide and friend
with me
May 13 2010 (3170 days ago)
Paul G. FergusonDetails
Is the USGS gauge at Ware Shoals of any use for this stretch of the Saluda? A dam is downstream of
the take-out, and this gauge is downstream of the dam. The gauge will be measuring water over the
dam plus water running thru the turbines.
December 23 2007 (4042 days ago)
x (1)
Just looking for some description of the river itself in this area.
July 18 2007 (4200 days ago)
Steven CrabbDetails
I am looking for information on where to park when putting in near the dam. Any information would
be greatly appreciated. I am coming from the Columbia area.
August 18 2006 (4534 days ago)
x (1)
Is there any updated information regarding possible releases through the Pitts Park area?
April 7 2005 (5032 days ago)
Andrew ProthroDetails
Pictures of some of the rapids in the park area are soon to come. If your near this area you should
check this little section out. Ryan lets get some rapid descriptions up here.
June 28 2004 (5315 days ago)
Ryan CulbertsonDetails
We are currently trying to restore flow to the bypassed section of the Saluda River at Ware Shoals.
If you would like to be involved in this project please email me: