III and Section IV. Section III is about 13 miles of mostly Class 2 and 3 rapids. Section IV is about 7 miles of mostly Class 3 and 4 rapids, with a bit of Class 5 depending on the water level. As for flat water kayaking, there are calm sections along the West Fork of the Chattooga River in Section II. And Oconee County offers some of the most beautiful lakes found anywhere! Lake Jocassee is considered the “crown jewel”, with deep clear water and a back drop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Miles of undeveloped shoreline surround Lake Jocassee; and from the lake you can paddle up to and even under some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Kayak rentals, clinics and guided trips are available on the Chattooga River and Lake Jocassee. Please see pages 32-33 for details. ■ RODEO The Golden Corner is host to a number of rodeo events. For additional information, visit www.iprarodeo.com or contact the Westminster Chamber at 864.647.5316.
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■ SAILING The waters of lakes Keowee, Jocassee and Hartwell lend themselves to great sailing competitions at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Two clubs in the Upstate offer resources for sailors: Keowee Sailing Club 864.288.0999 www.keoweesailingclub.com Western Carolina Sailing Club 864.226.6561 www.wcsc-sailing.org Golden Corner Lakes Sail & Power Squadron 864.888.4366 www.gclsaps.com ■ SHAVER RECREATION COMPLEX W. South 4th St., Seneca, SC 29678 864.885.2709 The T.W. “Shorty” Shaver complex encompasses 33 acres, is home to the Seneca Recreation Department, and is a hub for area sports activities. With seven recreation fields, two gyms, walking trails, a
Visitors guide to Oconee County, SC, including Lakes Jocassee, Keowee and Hartwell plus the Chattooga River.