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Difficulty III-V(V+)
Length 6 Miles
Flow Range 2000 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 217 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 01/24/2006 11:19 am

River Description

Matthews Creek is full on class V steep creeking action. It is quite possibly the steepest and most demanding run in South Carolina, and might even be one of the hardest creeks in the southeast.

The put in requires the boater to carry almost 2 miles to the base of Raven Cliff Falls in Caesar's Head State Park or upsteam 6 miles from a church camp. Take out by boating down to the confluence or by walking out at the church camp.

I spoke with some local boaters who ran this creek a few years ago. They said it was "hell". The hike to the put in, numerous unrunnable rapids and trees, in addition to the long takeout hike made this trip extremely demanding. Other local boaters say they hit this creek almost once a year.

Rapid Descriptions


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12 years ago

There is a good pic of a slide on matthews creek posted on google earth

Gage Descriptions

Visual. Matthews Creek is very small so you would want to hike in to have a look before running this one.

Directions Description

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