Whetstone Creek, South Carolina, US
Sandy Ford Access Road to Sandy Ford
||II-III(V) (for normal flows)
Whetstone CreekPhoto of Kevin Miller by Will Reeves taken 05/31/03
Whetstone creek is a small flood water run only that feeds the Chattooga at Sandy Ford. This
creek runs only after huge rain storms but when it runs the final drops are quite impressive.
There is an access point way up on Whetstone Rd. but you will paddle miles of flat water before
seeing any action.
The best way to run this creek is to hike down from the Sandy Ford access road.
The creek has some small drops before it starts to plunge into the Chattooga. One of the largest
class V drops looks similar to Momentary Laps of Reason on the Bear in Georgia.
The big drops look scary at high flow but unless there are trees present they are clean.
Most boaters would just continue down Chattooga Section 3 at super
high flow but the takeout option listed is a short carry up on the right from the confluence.
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Last Updated: 2009-05-28 10:37:22