Brasstown Creek - Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake


Brasstown Creek, South Carolina, US

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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
EIGHTEENMILE CREEK ABOVE PENDLETON, SC
usgs-02186699 950 - unknown cfs V+ 5y132d16h09m 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

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Brasstown Creek

Detail Trip Report  Brasstown Creek  Brasstown Creek, SC(37.23KB .jpeg)

Brasstown Creek

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Heath styling the second drop

Detail Trip Report  Heath styling the second drop  Brasstown, (362.24KB .jpeg)

30 footer

Detail Trip Report  30 footer  @Brasstown Creek Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake, (102.39KB .jpeg)

Horizon line after the 30 footer

Detail Trip Report  Horizon line after the 30 footer  @Brasstown Creek Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake, (107.77KB .jpeg)

Right below the 30 footer

Detail Trip Report  Right below the 30 footer  @Brasstown Creek Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake, (117.62KB .jpeg)

Once we ran the shit

Detail Trip Report  Once we ran the shit  @Brasstown Creek Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake, (286.29KB .jpeg)


Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

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.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
EIGHTEENMILE CREEK ABOVE PENDLETON, SC
usgs-02186699 950 - unknown cfs V+ 5y132d16h09m 44 cfs (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
950 - unknown cfs barely runnable-high runnable V+

Report - Reports of Brasstown Creek Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Brasstown CreekBrasstown Road to Yonah Lake [SC] 1st waterfall n/a Logan James
Brasstown [ ] Heath styling the second drop Chattooga hit 12 fee Scott McCorvey
Brasstown [SC] n/a boof or die
Brasstown Creek [SC] Brasstown Creek n/a BradR
> 10 years Brasstown CreekBrasstown Road to Yonah Lake [ ] Once we ran the shit n/a Scott McCorvey

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User Comments

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June 27 2005 (4619 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 field...it
is steep.

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