Directions:(From somewhere over near Georgia, Salem, or Seneca)
Go North on Hwy 11 until you cross Lake Keowee. About 3 miles past Lake Keowee you will cross over the the Little Eastatoe. That bridge is the takeout. Continue North and East on Hwy 11 about a mile. You will pass a bunch of jeep trails on the south side of Hwy 11. Hop out at the jeep trails and walk down to the big slide to check water levels. To get to the put-in go upstream about another quarter mile to a chained off dirt road. Follow the dirt road down to the river. (Brad Roberts)
There is also the option of putting on at Little Eastatoe rd. This make for a nice warm up, but you do have to paddle about a mile of flatwater and duck under some trees before you get to the good stuff.
Was thinking about running it after it rained on 4/13/20, but when I pulled into the riverside park to get a visual, there were signs that the stream had tested high for bacteria and that it wasn't safe to swim.
12/30/2007 This is a great short roadside creek with easy access The hole at the bottom of the Green Wave slide is sticky with a very strong recirculating eddy on river right,punch hard through the middle.Then do it again! No wood as of 12/30/2007
Have a good roll but do not have to use it,shallow and fast with some quick moves but, the most fun you will have on a roadside creek anywhere. Dick Young
PS. Don't put on this run expecting anything less then class three water - except maybe the pools between the drops.
Nice fun piece of class 4/4+ gnarl. One slide, followed by 3 good rapids. Then the big slide, with the undercuts to be avoided on the left. This is followed by a big pool, then about 8 more rapids down to the hwy 11 bridge. Very cool, but very short. Best way to check levels is walk into the trail to the big slide and see how you feel about the drops. I would call the run similar in difficulty to the NF French Broad, but more fun! The big slide is one of the sweetest rapids I've run in a long time!!
11 years ago
by jake bentley
Visual, looking at the slides.
There is a gauge on the nearby Little River, which recieves the same rain storms at the Little Eastatoe. Look for the Little River to be going up with at least 400 or more cfs. Look for about 1.5 inchs of rainfall to get the run going.
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Little Eastatoe @Dirt road off Hwy 11 to Hwy 11 bridge
hitting the reactionary wave
Trying to stay away from the undercut
The REAL second rapid
Littel Eastatoe final slide
The middle line
Far left line
First drop of the Little Eastatoe
Lead in to the big drop
One of the rapids below the big slide
Will on the Big Slide
Below the 4th rapid
Will @ Second Slide
Truck Stop at high water
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