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Difficulty III
Length 0.2 Miles
Gauge ROCKY RIVER NR STARR, SC
Flow Range 180 - 4000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 53 minutes ago 126 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 01/24/2006 11:26 am

River Description


The High Shoals section of the Rocky River is essentially a destination boating experience for Anderson natives. The Rocky River flows over High Shoals and drops about 40 feet in a few hundred yards. The rapids are essentially sliding shoals and ledges. Some small play spots developed at high water. However as an urban whitewater run, the Rocky River does has sub-standard water quality.
DO NOT BOAT BELOW THE FALLS UNLESS YOU ARE EXCITED ABOUT EPIC FLATWATER ADVENTURES WITH LOTS OF STRAINERS.
Directions for this run are easy. Take 28 south from Anderson and go left at the 4 way intersection with Hays Rd. Park on the left at the bridge and carry down.

Rapid Descriptions

Dam Bypass

Class - II Mile - 0
The lowhead dam at the put in can be easily bypassed on river left. There are some small waves here that are surfable.

Second slide

Class - II Mile - 0.02
The first slide is rather small. The second slide is slightly larger.

High Shoals

Class - III Mile - 0.03

The Rocky River screams over a series of slides and shoals.

Final Slide

Class - II+ Mile - 0.04
The final slide has a cool and much more difficult line on river left.

Final Slide playhole

Class - II+ Mile - 0.04
The best side surifng spot is on the final slide.

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Gage Descriptions

High Shoals is directly below the put in bridge and the guage is visual.

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