This trip is primarily flatwater. The river widens in this section and paddlers will see clear wide channels with forested surroundings. During lower water, paddlers will need to navigate around shallow sand bars and fallen trees.
The Horseshoe Falls Road area is open from sunrise to sundown daily. Admission to Musgrove Hill Historic Site is free, and the main gate is open 9 am to 6 pm daily. A permit from the park is required to park overnight. Please visit SC Parks website more information.
This river access is located downstream of Barrel Stave Road/Jones Bridge Road, river-right. Park along the road's shoulder. A short trail leads from the road to the river underneath the bridge. This access is unofficial; use at your own risk.
The take out at Jones Ford Road is about a 15-20 minute drive, so shuttling cars could take about 45 minutes. After putting in at the Musgrove Mill Canoe Launch, paddlers will experience some small Class I rapids and ripples for the first half mile. Jones Ford Road/Barrel Stave Road is the second bridge and the take out is downstream of the bridge, river-left.