Saluda, North - 1 - Trail to North Saluda Reservoir


Saluda, North, South Carolina, US

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1 - Trail to North Saluda Reservoir

Usual Difficulty IV(V) (for normal flows)
Length 1.3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 180 fpm
Max Gradient 300 fpm

Jones Gap


Jones Gap
Photo of Brian Miller by Mary Reeves taken 06/08/03 @ 3.5 ft



River Description

Illegal. Steep. Has been run.
DO NOT GET CAUGHT.
The North Saluda in the Greenville Watershed is extremely illegal. This is the only place, outside of nuke sites and military bases, I have ever seen with a federally owned road that has signs telling you not to stop or you will be arrested. The watershed people are really afraid that their water will be polluted or worse some terrorist will sneak in and poison the people of Greenville. As far fetched as it seems they are very serious. There are reports that the area has motion sensors but I find this story to be an unlikely urban legend. After all the deer, bears, and pigs would set them off all the time. Still this is a very high security area. That being said I know of at least two boaters that have boated the creek above the reservoir. Both said it was a good technical creek run. Someday I suspect the watershed will become a hot topic for public access but that has not happened yet.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2005-09-21 16:51:56

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User Comments

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January 1 2004 (4974 days ago)
wreevesDetails
The North Saluda in the Greenville Watershed is extremely illegal. This is the only place, outside
of nuke sites and military bases, I have ever seen with a federally owned road that has signs
telling you not to stop or you will be arrested. The watershed people are really afraid that their
water will be polluted or worse some terrorist will sneak in and poison the people of Greenville.
As far fetched as it seems they are very serious. There are reports that the area has motion
sensors but I find this story to be an unlikely urban legend. After all the deer, bears, and pigs
would set them off all the time. Still this is a very high security area.
That being said I know of at least two boaters that have boated the creek above the reservoir. Both
said it was a good technical creek run.
Someday I suspect the watershed will become a hot topic for public access but that has not happened
yet.


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