Enoree River Canoe
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- Water Launch
- No Fee
The Enoree is known as the "River of Muscadines" and ranges from two to seix feet deep and 40 to 70 feet wide. This popular, moderate 36-mile section of the Enoree River flows through South Carolina’s scenic Piedmont to its confluence with the Broad River.
While floating the Enoree River, known also as “River of Muscadines,” visitors will see steep hardwood bluffs, bottomland forests and small marshy areas. The river ranges from two to six feet deep and 40 to 70 feet wide.
Paddlers may encounter a variety of water levels so experiences depend on the time of year and the amount of rainfall. Early spring brings heavy rains that cause the river to swell, making it unsafe to paddle. In late spring, river conditions provide fastmoving flatwater for experienced paddlers to enjoy. The summer months, coupled with a lack of rain, turn the river into a small creek that makes boating impossible. In the fall, the rains start again, and river conditions provide fast-moving, flat water.
Camping: Primitive camping is allowed on national forest land along river by permit only. Contact Tyger Office.
Difficulty Level: Ranges from beginner to novice paddlers, depending on water levels. A river brochure is available at the ranger station for more detail.Directions:
Access Points (mileage and GPS coordinates are approximate and for reference only):
Mile 0 - Jones Bridge - (GPS N 34.5742 W 81.7886) - Throw-in, canoe only, on the right just below the bridge. From Exit 52 on I-26 west at Clinton, drive north on SC 56 for .6 mile and turn right onto Laurens County S-30-98. Continue to the bridge at the county line.
Mile 17 - Highway 176 Bridge - (GPS N 34.5090 W 81.5985) - Throw in, canoe only, on the left just beyond the bridge abutment. From Exit 72 on I-26 at Newberry, drive north on SC 121 to US 176. Continue on US 176 through Whitmire and the bridge is at the county line.
Mile 19 - Duncan Creek - (GPS N 34.4909 W 81.5748)
Mile 26 - Indian Creek -(GPS N 34.4289 W 81.5280)
Mile 27 - Brazzelman’s Bridge - (GPS N 34.4222 W 81.5183) -This landing has a paved ramp and parking facilities. From Exit 72 on I-26 at Newberry, drive north on SC 121 for 5 miles and turn right onto Newberry County S-36-81. The bridge is approximately 7.5 miles. Canoe only.
Mile 31 - Keitt’s Bridge - (GPS N 34.4234 W 81.4667) -Portage is about 100 ft. From Exit 74 on I-26 at Newberry, drive northeast on SC 34 for 5.5 miles and turn left onto Newberry County S-36-55. Drive for 3.6 miles and bear left onto S-36-45. The bridge is 5.4 miles.
Mile 36 - Strother’s Landing - (GPS N 34.3944 W 81.3961) -This landing is on the left (east) side of the Broad River approximately 50 yards below the bridge, 4 miles from where the Enoree meets the Broad. From Exit 74 on I-26 at Newberry, drive northeast on SC 34 to the Jeff Suber Bridge at the county line, and the landing is across the bridge.
Sumter National Forest | Tyger Office | 3557 Whitmire Highway, Union, SC 29379 | (864) 427-9858