Rapids & River Conditions

What types of rapids are on my trip?

  • Lower Saluda River:  has generally calm water, with sections of Class I and Class II rapids.  A Class II rapid consists of waves 1 foot to 1.5 feet tall, with small whitewater crests on top of the waves.
  • Broad River:  has generally calm water with several Class I shoal rapids that merge with the Saluda River to form the Congaree River.  A pristine network of islands carved out by these two mighty rivers is often referred to as The Three Rivers confluence.
  • Congaree River:  has calm water for the entire length of the trip.  We oftentimes run this section of river when the water on the Saluda River is at higher flows.

If you'd like to learn more about the classifications of rapids, click on this link for the American Whitewater Organization https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Wiki/safety:class1benchmarkrapids?