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Upper Saluda River: Cooley Bridge Road

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Upper Saluda River: Cooley Bridge Road

Skill Level: Easy
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Rapids: Class I
Length: 0.0 miles
Duration: .5 - 5 hours
Portaging: No
What to Expect

Paddlers can use this river access as a start and end point, paddling upstream or downstream as desired. Water may be swift following rain events, making upstream travel more difficult. Portage is not available around the Holliday Dam, so re-enter the river below the dam at the Holliday Dam Road river access.

Access
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Cooley Bridge Road River Access and Roadside Parking
 2250 Belton Highway, Belton, SC 29627
Access Details

This access is river-right, south of the Cooley Bridge Road/Belton Highway bridge. The Holliday dam creates lake-like paddling conditions here, which offers the opportunity to use Cooley Bridge Road as the put-in and take-out. Portage around the Holliday Dam is not currently available.

Trip Details

The Cooley Bridge Road River Access is river right, south of the Cooley Bridge Road/Belton Highway bridge. Paddlers can use this river access as a start and end point, paddling upstream or downstream as desired. Water may be swift following rain events, making upstream travel more difficult. Portage is not available around the Holliday Dam, so re-enter the river below the dam at the Holliday Dam Road river access. For more information see The Upper Saluda River Blueway map.

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Saluda River at Cooley Bridge Road (Credit: Upstate Forever)
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