Sixmile Creek - Jones Mill Rd. to Lake Issaqueena

Sixmile Creek, South Carolina, US


Jones Mill Rd. to Lake Issaqueena

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 2 Miles
Avg. Gradient 20 fpm
Max Gradient 40 fpm

Sixmile Creek first ledge

Sixmile Creek first ledge
Photo of Will Reeves by Eric Paysen taken 07/02/03

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02186699 200 - unknown cfs II-III 6y63d05h07m 44 cfs (too low)

River Description

Sixmile Creek is a short whitewater stream owned by Clemson University. The majority of the run is easy class I with a few small ledges and rock gardens. There are two notable rapids. One is a three foot vertical ledge that requires a good boof on the right. Running anywhere else results in a HARD piton. The second rapid is a rock slide similar to the drops on the Chauga in Chau Ram Park. The run was remarkably free of trees and on my first run I only portauged twice.


StreamTeam Status: Verified
Last Updated: 2004-02-14 20:43:00

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.5First ledgeIIIHazard Waterfall Photo
0.6Sixmile SlideII+Photo

Rapid Descriptions

First ledge (Class III, Mile 0.5)

Sixmile Creek ledges

Sixmile Creek ledges
Photo of Eric Paysen by Will Reeves taken 07/02/03

The first real rapid on Sixmile Creek is a vertical ledge. Don't be fooled into going down the center because the is a piton rock waiting on the left and cetern lines.

Sixmile Slide (Class II+, Mile 0.6)

Sixmile slide

Sixmile slide
Photo of Kevin Miller by Will Reeves taken 07/02/03

This is the longest slide on the creek.

User Comments

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September 5 2011 (2654 days ago)
x (1)
Does anyone know exactly where this place is at?? I just used google earth to try and find it but i
dont see a creek anywhere near what these directions say..... Uhhh... Look on the tab 'map'
September 19 2009 (3370 days ago)
jake bentleyDetails
hey, does anyone know how high this has to be to run? any related gauges to go by? thanks, jake

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