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Upper Saluda River: Timmerman Jr. Kayak Launch

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Upper Saluda River: Timmerman Jr. Kayak Launch

Skill Level: Easy
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Rapids: None
Length: 2.0 miles
Duration: .5 - 3 hours
Portaging: No
What to Expect

Because there is no portage around the Piedmont Dam (upstream of Timmerman Landing) or the Upper Pelzer Mills Dam (downstream of Timmerman Landing), this section is very lake-like and beginner-friendly. Paddlers can travel upstream or downstream, using Timmerman Landing as a start and end point.

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Timmerman Jr. Kayak Launch
 13 Capers Street, Pelter, SC 29669
Access Details

Because there is no portage around the Piedmont Dam (upstream of Timmerman Landing) or the Upper Pelzer Mills Dam (downstream of Timmerman Landing), this section is very lake-like and beginner-friendly. Paddlers can travel upstream or downstream, using Timmerman Landing as a start and end point. Timmerman Landing has a large paved parking lot, handicap-accessible fishing dock, and an ADA-accessible boat ramp. Anderson County Parks and Recreation Department re-opened Timmerman Jr. Kayak Launch in March 2017 and it now features the 2nd ADA-accessible kayak launch along the Saluda River, making this stretch of the Saluda River accessible to all. 

Trip Details

Because there is no portage around the Piedmont Dam (upstream of Timmerman Landing) or the Upper Pelzer Mills Dam (downstream of Timmerman Landing), this section is very lake-like and beginner-friendly. Paddlers can travel upstream or downstream, using Timmerman Landing as a start and end point. Timmerman Landing has a large paved parking lot, handicap-accessible fishing dock, and an ADA-accessible boat ramp. Anderson County Parks and Recreation Department re-opened Timmerman Jr. Kayak Launch in March 2017 and it now features the 2nd ADA-accessible kayak launch along the Saluda River, making this stretch of the Saluda River accessible to all. For more information see The Upper Saluda River Blueway map

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Saluda River at Timmerman Landing (Credit: Upstate Forever)
ADA Kayak Launch at Timmerman Landing (Credit: Upstate Forever)
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