Brasstown Creek - Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake

Brasstown Creek, South Carolina, US


Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake

Usual Difficulty V+ (for normal flows)
Length 3.8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 100 fpm
Max Gradient 265 fpm

Heath styling the second drop

Heath styling the second drop
Photo of Heath Miller by John Michael @ Chattooga hit 12 fee

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02186699 950 - unknown cfs V+ 6y66d00h36m 44 cfs (too low)

River Description

Just a series of 4 or 5 REALLY BIG waterfalls.

They have all been run. Look for Overflow Creek to be high before Brasstown is running. The usual routine is to run the falls then hike back up to the cars at the put-in. The final two miles to the lake are pretty flat. There is good road access where the creek hits the lake.
Some boaters hike back out after running the second or third waterfall, because the major drops are almost at the parking lot. The first drop can be a real back breaker.

The first two big falls. The one in the foreground is about a 30 footer. Photo by Brad Roberts.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2005-07-31 11:28:09


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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June 27 2005 (4918 days ago)
Chris GormanDetails
I hiked this section today...there was no water but we measured the falls and checked the landing
zone...The vertical falls is not 30 feet but 22 feet. And it has rocks that are pretty close to the
landing zone..the landing zone was about 4 feet to 6 feet deep. the farther away from the lip the
deeper. This thing drops over a hundred feet in a little over the distance of a football
is steep.

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