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Town Creek: Town Creek Park

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Town Creek: Town Creek Park

Skill Level: Moderate
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Rapids: Class I , II
Length: 0.5 miles
Duration: .5 - 2 hours
Portaging: Yes
What to Expect

Town Creek Park can be used as a beginning and end point, allowing paddlers to experience the exciting whitewater rapids along this creek and run laps - fun for an exciting tubing trip.

Access
Put in:
Town Creek Park River Access and Parking Area at the Volunteer Field
 238 W. Jones Avenue, Pickens, SC 29671
Access Details

This 100-acre park has a variety of recreation offerings including dirt bike trails and jumps, sports fields, walking trails, playgrounds, and creek access. River access is located at the Pickens Rec. Center (1), Pickens Jaycee Park (2), and at the Volunteer Field (3). All three accesses include parking, and paddlers can walk along the paved trail to get to all accesses. For more information, click here.

Take out:
Town Creek Park River Access and Parking Area: Pickens Recreation Center
 545 Sangamo Road, Pickens, SC 29671
Access Details

This 100-acre park has a variety of recreation offerings including dirt bike trails and jumps, sports fields, walking trails, playgrounds, and creek access. River access is located at the Pickens Rec. Center (1), Pickens Jaycee Park (2), and at the Volunteer Field (3). All three accesses include parking, and paddlers can walk along the paved trail to get to all accesses. For more information, click here.

Trip Details

Town Creek Park in Pickens, SC is located between US Highway 178 and Reece Mill Road. Paddlers can put in at the main entrance off of W. Jones Avenue and paddle or float down to the second creek access off of Sangamo. Paddlers can either walk or shuttle cars back and forth. While this trip is short, paddling experience is needed, especially in higher water when the rapids can become more technical. River access is located at the Pickens Rec. Center (1), Pickens Jaycee Park (2), and at the Volunteer Field (3). All three accesses include parking, and paddlers can walk along the paved trail to get to all accesses. For more information, click here.

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Town Creek at Town Creek Park (Credit: Upstate Forever)
river access at Jaycee Park (Credit: Upstate Forever)
paved walking trail at Town Creek Park (Credit: Upstate Forever)
entrance to Town Creek Park at Recreation Center (Credit: Upstate Forever)
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200
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Access Amenities
Parking - Dedicated Lot
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Fee Required
Handicap Accessible
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Paddle SC is presented by
Upstate Forever
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor
Rainey Foundation