Saluda - 2 - Speedway Play Spot - Park and Play upstream of 124

Saluda, South Carolina, US


2 - Speedway Play Spot - Park and Play upstream of 124

Usual Difficulty II+ (for normal flows)
Length 0.1 Miles
Avg. Gradient 10 fpm
Max Gradient 10 fpm

Saluda river playspot

Saluda river playspot
Photo by Will Reeves

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02162500 4.50 - 6.00 ft II+ 00h38m 4.96 ft (running)
Perhaps marginal to low-moderate. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report about best flows.

River Description

Park on the side of the road and carry down to the river. Paddle upstream about 20 yards and you are at the playspot.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2003-11-05 16:59:29


Rapid Descriptions

icon of message No rapids entered. If you know names, and locations of the rapids please contact and advise the StreamTeam member for this run.

User Comments

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October 27 2018 (50 days ago)
portisroads (160430)
This is boat able at any level. There is flatwater to practice rolls or if your playboating
practice maneuvers. There are good eddy lines at most levels to practice stern squirts and
cartwheels. Great beginner waves and holes from 3' above 4'. It is harder now to get to the upper
rapid since barbwire has been put up on the trail. Now you have to paddle up which really isn't
that hard. Great place to get a paddle and a beer in!
September 22 2009 (3372 days ago)
darthsem (150847)
Interesting that the gauge calls this rapid lower runnable at 4.67. I ran it today at 4.9 and it
was scooting strong and fast.
May 11 2007 (4237 days ago)
John Paul DalesDetails
I checked out this spot just a few days ago and it was a nice place to play around. The top rapid
was running good with runnable sections on both sides of the river. I checked with a employee of
the bar across the bridge and got permission to park in the back of the building. He warned me that
parking on the side of the road would get me towed, and that he has seen numerous cars get towed
whithn 30mins. of parking there so beware.

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