This trip ends at the Karl H. Dixon Memorial Park on Boyd's Millpond, a 185-acre lake just 5 miles east of Ware Shoals, SC. Because of the downstream Boyd's Millpond Dam, this trip is characterized by lake and lake-like paddling. There is no portage around the Boyd's Millpond Dam available at this time, so paddlers are required to take out at the Karl H. Dixon Memorial Park.
Open sunrise to sunset, this park features a 0.4 mile long walking trail, concrete boat ramp, and paved parking area including handicap accessible spots.
The Karl H. Dixon Memorial Park is the only public boat ramp allowing access to Boyd's Mill Pond. This park is located river-left and features a concrete boat ramp, playground, restroom facilities, walking trails, and a large parking lot. From Highway 252, turn north on to Boyd's Mill Pond Road and drive 1.08 miles. The park will be on your left. This is the last take out before the Boyds Millpond Dam; There is no portage around the dam, take out here.
The newly opened Charlie Lollis Memorial Park is just downstream of the W. Main Street / Hwy 76 bridge, river right. The Karl H. Dixon Memorial Park is a short 10 minute drive away, so shuttling cars should take less than half an hour. After putting in at the Charlie Lollis Memorial Park, there are few-to-no rapids as the river enters Boyd's Millpond. The take out is river left and will be easily spotted from the lake. There is no portage around the Boyd's Millpond Dam available at this time, so paddlers are required to take out at the Karl H. Dixon Memorial Park. Because there is no portage around the dam, this is the last section that is accessible on the Reedy River. The next access point is along the mouth of Lake Greenwood at Riverfork Road Landing Fishing Pier and Boat Ramp.