Paddlers can expect mostly flat water with an occasional Class I rapid along the way. This trip is very beginner friendly and takes paddlers from the Saluda River into the clear wide channels of Lake Greenwood.
From US Highway 25, turn west on to Beacham Road. Continue for 100 feet, then bear right into a dirt parking area. From the parking area, a trail leads 300 feet through the woods to a small beach along the river. The river is flatwater from this bridge in to Lake Greenwood.
This access features a one-lane boat ramp off Ridge Road on Lake Greenwood. Parking is available along the road's shoulder. Overnight or extended parking is not recommended.
Souls Harbor on Lake Greenwood is 15 minutes away from the Beacham Road access. To get to the Beacham Road access, turn west onto Beacham Road off of US Hwy 25. Continue for 100 feet and then bear right into a dirt parking area. From the parking area, a trail leads 300 feet through the woods to a small beach along the river. Paddlers will see a set of stairs leading from the trail to the river, river right, and should enter the river here, upstream of the US Hwy 25 bridge. For more information see The Upper Saluda River Blueway map.