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Kayaking and Canoeing Adventures in Greenville and Upstate, South Carolina
There are numerous mountain streams waiting to take you for an exciting ride. You can chose your diffictulty level and cruise on either, a slow and gentle stream, or, race down some challenging rapids. Guided expeditions are available for beginners and those unfamiliar with the area, and local outfitters are ready to fit you with gear that is appropriate for your age and skill level.

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

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Palmetto Conservation
A nonprofit membership organization that conserves South Carolina's natural resources, preserves historic landmarks, and promotes outdoor recreation and active living.

Appalachian Rivers Raft Co, Inc.
302 Great Glen Road, Greenville, SC 29615

Audubon South Carolina
336 Sanctuary Road
Harleyville, SC 29448
Fax 843-462-2713
Norm Brunswig, Exec Dir

Piedmont Audubon Society
385 South Spring Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Lyle Campbell

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Southeastern Expeditions
Southeastern Expeditions provides guided whitewater rafting trips on the Chattooga and Ocoee Rivers. Canoe and kayak clinics, ropes course and lodging packages also available.
7350 Hwy 76 E
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
1-800-868-RAFT (7238)

Headwaters Outfitters
Family canoe, kayak and tubing trips. Outdoor shop with a great selection of books, kayaks and fishing equipment. 1-828-877-3106

Huckfinn River Adventures
In the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains flows a river that is full of beauty & excitement. Let Huck Finn River Adventures show you the French Broad river where history, beauty & adventure come together to make this the best part of your visit to the mountains of North Carolina. Call 828-622-9645
* White water rafting
* Unguided & private float trips
* Overnighters
* Sunset dinner tours
* Custom trips

Lake Lure Marina
Hop on board one of our many rental boats and discover for yourself why National Geographic named Lake Lure "one of the ten most beautiful man-made lakes in the world." Canoe, kayak, paddleboat, electric boat, pontoon and speed boat rentals. Wakeboarding and waterskiing. U.S. Hwy. 64/74A, 25 miles southeast of Asheville.

Palmetto Paddling Company, Inc
615 Park Dr, Rock Hill, SC 29730

Southern Waterways
Offering quiet water river trips in the Asheville Area on the French Broad River using canoes, rafts, and Kayaks. Call 828-232-1970.

Sunrift Adventures
1 Center St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1826

Zippy Boat Works
Canoe and Kayak sales and rentals, classes and clinics for beginner and intermediate paddlers. 1-828-684-5107

Kayaking the Chattoga River
Section 1
This is from the West Fork to the main river. Trout fishing, inner tubes, and gentle canoe rides predominate. Great place to sit and relax.
Section 2
Seven miles in length and runs from Highway 28 bridge to Earl's Ford. Class I and II rapids are prevalent here. Also there is one class III rapid. Great for beginners and moderate paddlers.
Section 3
13 miles in length and runs from Earl's Ford to US 76 Bridge. This is for experenced paddlers. Includes class II, III, and IV rapids.
Section 4
This section is seven miles long and runs from US 76 to Lake Tugaloo. This is for adventurous and well-experenced paddlers. Rapids include class III, IV, and V.

Rapid Classifications
Class I
- Small rapids with low waves and no obstructions.
Class II - More frequent rapids with few or no obstructions.
Class III - Waves up to four feet, with some maneuvering around obstructions.
Class IV - Long and violent rapids. Large waves that are unavoidable. Complex course. Scouting is a must.
Class VI - Maximum difficulty. Involves serious risk of life.

For more information about these and other activities, contact the Greenville Chamber of Commerce at 864-242-1050.

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