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Difficulty V+
Length 3.8 Miles
Gauge EIGHTEENMILE CREEK ABOVE PENDLETON, SC
Flow Range 950 - 100000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 6 years ago 44 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/31/2005 11:28 am

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.

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Chris Gorman
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14 years ago

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 field...it is steep.

Gage Descriptions

The nearest on-line gauge for a similar sized river that will see rain from stroms that fall on Brasstown is unfortunatly Eighteenmile creek. This gauge is being used as a corrolation gauge but do not count on it to be extreamly accurate. Local rain patterns can vary.
Visual by looking at the first falls.
The Chattooga gauge has a poor correlation with Brasstown Creek because the former will peak hours after Brasstown is already too low to boat.

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