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


Saluda, South Carolina, US

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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
SALUDA RIVER NEAR GREENVILLE, SC
usgs-02162500 4.50 - 6.00 ft II+ 01h15m 4.35 ft (too low)
Probably too low, to perhaps marginal. 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

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Saluda river playspot

Detail Trip Report  Saluda river playspot  Saluda 1.5, SC(100.83KB .jpeg)

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Detail Trip Report    Saluda, SC(1.30MB .jpeg)

Taken right next to gauge

Detail Trip Report  Taken right next to gauge  Easley , SC(1.96MB .jpeg)


Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

The USGS guage is at the put in.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SALUDA RIVER NEAR GREENVILLE, SC
usgs-02162500 4.50 - 6.00 ft II+ 01h15m 4.35 ft (too low)
Probably too low, to perhaps marginal. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report about best flows.

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
2.00 -4.00 ft extremely Low-somewhat Low II+ Almost certainly way too low to bother. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report about best flows.
4.00 -4.50 ft somewhat Low-barely Low II+ Probably too low, to perhaps marginal. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report about best flows.
4.50 -5.00 ft barely runnable-med runnable II+ Perhaps marginal to low-moderate. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report about best flows.
5.00 -5.50 ft med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II+ Reportedly sweet levels.
5.50 -6.00 ft a bit pushy runnable-high runnable II+ Probably getting big/pushy/tough to play. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report about best flows.
6.00 -6.50 ft somewhat High-somewhat High II+ Probably higher than 'optimum'. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report about best flows.
6.50 -10.00 ft somewhat High-extremely High II+ Unusually high flows. Not likely to provide good play. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report about best flows.

Report - Reports of Saluda 2 - Speedway Play Spot - Park and Play upstream of 124 and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Saluda 1.5 [SC] Saluda river playspot n/a wreeves
9y119d22h37m Easley [SC] Play spot 4.9 in/yr Sem Holloway
> 10 years Saluda [SC] n/a John Paul Dales

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October 27 2018 (83 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 (3405 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 (4270 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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 2 - Speedway Play Spot - Park and Play upstream of 124, Saluda South Carolina, US (mobile)