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 6y100d08h37m 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

More of Sixmile Creek

Detail Trip Report  More of Sixmile Creek  Sixmile Creek, sc(115.76KB .jpeg)

Sixmile Creek (post piton)

Detail Trip Report  Sixmile Creek (post piton)  Sixmile Creek, sc(122.53KB .jpeg)

Slide on Sixmile Creek

Detail Trip Report  Slide on Sixmile Creek  Sixmile Creek, sc(170.37KB .jpeg)

Sixmile Creek ledges

Detail Trip Report  Sixmile Creek ledges  Sixmile Creek, SC(18.11KB .jpeg)

Sixmile slide

Detail Trip Report  Sixmile slide  Sixmile Creek, SC(120.16KB .jpeg)

Sixmile Creek first ledge

Detail Trip Report  Sixmile Creek first ledge  Sixmile Creek, SC(18.13KB .jpeg)

Handpaddling Sixmile Creek

Detail Trip Report  Handpaddling Sixmile Creek  Sixmile Creek, SC(20.34KB .jpeg)

Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

Gauge this run by walking up the logging road near the takeout and check to see if the creek is runnable. aka Visually.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02186699 200 - unknown cfs II-III 6y100d08h37m 44 cfs (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
200 - unknown cfs barely runnable-high runnable II-III

Report - Reports of Sixmile Creek Jones Mill Rd. to Lake Issaqueena 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.


When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Sixmile Creek [sc] Slide on Sixmile Creek n/a wreeves
> 10 years Sixmile Creek [SC] Handpaddling Sixmile Creek n/a wreeves



User Comments

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September 5 2011 (2691 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 (3407 days ago)
jake bentleyDetails
hey, does anyone know how high this has to be to run? any related gauges to go by? thanks, jake

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.

General Nonmember Message

 Jones Mill Rd. to Lake Issaqueena, Sixmile Creek South Carolina, US (mobile)