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Twelve Mile River: Twelve Mile Recreation Area

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Twelve Mile River: Twelve Mile Recreation Area

Skill Level: Easy
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Rapids: None
Length: 0.5 miles
Duration: .5 - 5 hours
Portaging: No
What to Expect

This river access can be used as a put in and take out.  Paddlers will experience flatwater, lake paddling conditions.  Paddlers can make this trip as long or as short as they want; this section is very beginner-friendly. 

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Twelve Mile Recreation Area
 113 Twelve Mile Park Road, Clemson, SC 29631
Access Details

Managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the park has a boat launch, playground, picnic shelters, and restrooms. Swimming at your own risk is allowed and fishing is permitted. Parking fee of $4 per vehicle from March 1 - October 31; $3 boat launching fee from November 1 - February 29. Picnic shelters can be reserved in advance for $40 (each).  Do not consume fish caught in the Twelve Mile River and upper reaches of Lake Hartwell due to a PCB Advisory still in effect.

Trip Details

At the Twelve Mile arm of Lake Hartwell, the Twelve Mile Recreation Area is perfect for beginners.  Paddlers can utilize this river access as a put in and a take out, eliminating the need for shuttling cars.  Traveling upstream may be difficult in very high or very low waters, however paddlers can boat as far as they'd like before returning to the same location.  The SC Highway 133 bridge is 0.5 miles upstream of the river access. 

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