lake hartwell rafting

rafting on Lake Hartwell

River Rafting is a popular thing to do here. The film Deliverance was shot here and it changed the area into a white-water rafting mecca. There are areas for beginners and for very experienced rafters.

Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River offers some of the finest white water experiences in the country. Whitewater rafting and wading in rapids can be deadly. Be careful and go with experienced guides.

To possibly see others rafting you can hike a short .25 mile trail that will take you to Bull Sluice, a famous rapid. Be careful watching the action. You have to be on a 14 foot cliff! To get there, find the parking area on the South Carolina side of the Hwy 76 bridge that goes over the Chattooga. Park there and you’ll find the trail.

Georgia Toccoa Region | South Carolina Clemson Region
Georgia Toccoa Region
Wildwood Outfitters
At bridge on Hwy 384, 13 miles South of Helen
Reservations required
Rental rafts, canoes, kayaks, shuttle, parking and guided trips
wildwood outfitters
South Carolina Clemson Region
chattooga whitewater outfitters Chattooga Whitewater Outfitters
14239 Hwy 76
(Long Creek Hwy)
Long Creek, SC 29658
Guided rafting trips, rental equipment, store and pizza restaurant
Wildwater Ltd. Rafting
1251 Academy Rd
Long Creek, SC 29658
Guided river rafting and a ropes course that includes a tall climbing wall
Nantahala Outdoor Center
851 A Chattooga Ridge Rd.
Mountain Rest, SC 29664
888-905-7238 or 800-232-7238
Guided rafting trips, kayak and canoe instruction
Sumter National Forest
112 Andrews Pickens Circle
Mountain Rest, SC 29664
864-638-9568 (office open Mon. – Fri., 8-12/12:30-4:30 Hiking/riding trails, fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking and rafting. 15 waterfalls, see website or get a map of the area to locate the trails that will lead to some of them. 350 miles of hiking trails are in this forest. Bikes are also allowed on some trails.
sumter national forest