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Difficulty II+(III)
Length 2.6 Miles
Gauge REEDY RIVER ABOVE FORK SHOALS, SC
Flow Range 4.80 - 12.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 55 minutes ago 5.6 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/11/2011 2:09 am

River Description


Put in downstream of the Log Shoals bridge on river right.  Parking is available on downstream on river right.  Please be kind and do not block the private property entrance.  DO NOT access the river upstream on river right from the property with the large brick house.

Take out just upstream of the West Georgia Rd bridge on river left.  There is a narrow access road but if you don't have 4WD you might be better served to park along the road. 

Shuttle Directions:  From the put-in, go west on Log Shoals Rd.  Turn left (at the blinking yellow light) onto Standing Springs Rd.  Continue straight when Standing Springs Rd becomes Holcombe Rd (you probably won't notice this change).  The road will end at a stop sign.  Turn left onto West Georgia Rd.  Parking for the take-out is at the bottom of the hill on the far side of the bridge, right side of the road.

Water Quality:  Poor--The Reedy's poor reputation is due to the Colonial Pipeline oil spill many years ago.  Despite significant cleanup efforts from this spill, it still suffers as a river which runs through a city just begining to gain an environmental respect for it.  During rain, the river will spike with storm water.  A sewage line also runs along the river.

Rapid Descriptions

Big-S Slide

Class - III Mile - 0.1
A rock sticks up in the river about 10 feet off the left bank. Run about 10 feet right of this rock to follow the tongue down the slide, or run closer to the rock to go over a drop. Make a slight S-turn through the rapid, first pointing left, then right, then left. The total drop is about 7 feet.

Whirley Bird

Class - II Mile - 1.3
Run roughly river center down this 4-foot slide. The hole at the bottom makes an excellent 360 play spot.

It's Kinda Like

Class - II Mile - 2.5
Start this series of small (roughly 1-foot) ledges in river center and work toward river right at the bottom.

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Jay Richardson
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12 years ago

I found out the proper way to enter here the hard way. Myself and two of my friends received trespassing tickets this afternoon. The improper way to access the river is to park on the road next to the new house and walk down. The proper way is to park across the road where there is a gate with a No Trespassing sign. DO NOT block this gate and you will not have a problem. Be sure to pull your car down and out of the way so that the landowners (who live in Michigan) can access the gate if they are in town. If you have any questions, ASK FIRST. My friends and I made an assumption and it is going to cost is a nice chunk of change.

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Kevin Miller
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12 years ago

This is a warning that landowners are closely monitoring river access at Log Shoals Rd and anyone trespassing (parking or accessing the river on on posted property other than public easement) could be arrested. I have been unable to define public easement precisely at this location, but if you cross a drainage ditch, you're probably in jeopardy. Please do not be confrontational with landowners as AW works to resolve this situation.

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wreeves
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15 years ago

check out the interactive map at
http://www.paddlesc.net/map.asp

Gage Descriptions

This gauge is downstream near Fork Shoals.  Although closer, the Mauldin Road gauge on the Reedy River is not a good indicator of water level on this section due to Lake Conestee downstream of it.

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Directions Description


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