A very popular whitewater destination, this section is highly utilized by whitewater paddlers and especially popular after rain events. With nearly 4 miles of exciting Class II-III rapids, paddlers can expect to see many ledges and whitewater in this heavily bouldered stretch.
Parking at Critters Creek is provided by Easley Central Water District and is open from sunrise to sunset. Please do not park along Critters Creek Road. The parking area is located immediately to the left of the entrance of the road, river-right.
Limited roadside parking is available on the east side of the road, river-left. The river can be accessed downstream of the bridge, river- left.
This river’s take out and put in are very close to residential and high-traffic roads. Be aware as you change and set shuttle/run laps. Parking is available at the Critters Creek Parking Area, below the Easley Central Dam. Do not drive up the private driveway as you will block the landowners that live at the end of that road. A trail leads from the parking area to the river, and paddlers can walk along the banks closer to the dam to begin their trip. Once on the river, Lay Bridge Road is the next road crossing. Take out is located downstream of the bridge, river left. This trip includes many exciting Class I-IV rapids and is especially exciting after large rain events. For more information on the rapids along this stretch of the Twelvemile Creek, please visit here.