Reedy - 6 - Huff Creek in Fork Shoals to Cedar Shoals


Reedy, South Carolina, US

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6 - Huff Creek in Fork Shoals to Cedar Shoals (Cedar Falls)

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 1 Miles
Avg. Gradient 40 fpm
Max Gradient 40 fpm

Cedar Shoals Dam


Cedar Shoals Dam
Photo of the falls by Will Reeves

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
REEDY RIVER ABOVE FORK SHOALS, SC
usgs-02164110 5.00 - 12.00 ft III 01h23m 8.7 ft (running)


River Description

The put-in for this short but steep section of the Reedy is on McKelvey Rd at Huff Creek near the city of Fork Shoals. Boaters will float down the ten yards or less of Huff creek to a small ledge at the Reedy River confluence. From that point it is less than a mile to Cedar Shoals Dam. Running the dam would be stupid, but probably is survivable. Immediately below the dam is a short series of slides, a creek like channel, and waterfalls followed by some small waves. The best road access is here at Cedar Shoals but it is of questionable legality. There really are no other exciting rapids on the run so paddling five miles downstream doesn't seem all that worthwhile. Cedar Shoals is a nice set of good rapids near Greenville, Easley, and Clemson.


On January 23, 2009, the Greenville County Recreation District issued a press release stating that it will use funds from the Colonial Pipeline settlement to create its first blue trail.  It is envisioned that an 87 acre passive park will be created at Cedar Falls on the Reedy River.  17.5 acres will be purchased upstream at New Harrison Bridge Rd to create a 7.8 mile paddling trail down to the park.  This trip will be mostly flatwater, with a few small ledges.  Whitewater boaters may enjoy park and play at the falls.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-11-21 19:06:31

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Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 17 2008 (3737 days ago)
Kent LongDetails
the slides below the dam are fun with plenty of water be wary of the right side it has a bad sieve.
At the bottom of the last slide there is a undercut rock that can be interesting at high water. But
for the most part this is the only rapids here, I carry in at the takeout and run the slides a few
times, the wave at the bottom of the slides are pretty fun but demanding at high water.


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