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Reedy River: Jenkins Bridge Road (Unofficial) to Cedar Falls Park

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Reedy River: Jenkins Bridge Road (Unofficial) to Cedar Falls Park

Skill Level: Easy
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Rapids: Class I
Length: 4.4 miles
Duration: 2.25 - 2.75 hours
Portaging: Yes
What to Expect

This beginner friendly trip features flatwater with intermittent shoals/Class I rapids. Paddlers are required to exit the river before the Cedar Falls Dam, which is at the southern end of Cedar Falls Park.

Access
Put in:
Jenkins Bridge Road River Access and Roadside Parking (Unofficial)
 984 Jenkins Bridge Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680
Access Details

Located off of Highway 418 on Jenkins Bridge Road, paddlers may access the river downstream of the bridge, river right and 400 feet upstream of Highway 418.

Take out:
Cedar Falls Park River Access and Parking Area
 201 Cedar Falls Road, Pelzer, SC 29669
Access Details

Hours for the park are 9:00 am to dusk. River access is located river-left, with a very short trail leading from the south entrance of the park down to the river. More information.

Trip Details

Limited roadside parking is available along Jenkins Bridge Road downstream of the bridge, river right (about 400 feet upstream of the Highway 418 bridge). Cedar Falls Park is a short 6 minute drive from the put in. Paddlers should park at the southern entrance to the park, just below the Cedar Falls Dam (not at the entrance to the playground). After putting in, paddlers will immediately cross under the Highway 418 bridge. The next road crossing is McKelvey Road; there are large shoals/rocks downstream of the bridge, and paddlers should stay to the right. Upon reaching Cedar Falls Park, paddlers are required to take out (river right) before the Cedar Falls Dam, and portage boats 800 feet to the parking area.  

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Jenkins Bridge Road view of Reedy River (Credit: Upstate Forever)
shoals at Cedar Falls Park (Credit: Upstate Forever)
Cedar Falls Dam (Credit: Upstate Forever)
portage trail around Cedar Falls Dam (Credit: Upstate Forever)
Lots of trees down on this float and a long walk to truck when you get out (Credit: Avery)
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Parking - Dedicated Lot
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