Tributary to Toxaway River
|County||Jackson County, NC|
Transylvania County, NC
Oconee County, SC
|Source||Hurricane Creek divide|
|• location||about 2 miles north of Cashiers, North Carolina|
|• elevation||3,860 ft (1,180 m)|
|1,108 ft (338 m)|
|Length||3.96 mi (6.37 km)|
|Basin size||30.18 square miles (78.2 km2)|
|• location||Toxaway River|
|• average||124.61 cu ft/s (3.529 m3/s) at mouth with Toxaway River|
|Progression||east and southeast|
|River system||Keowee River|
|• left||Laurel Creek|
Little Hogback Creek
|• right||Rochester Creek|
|Bridges||Big Steeplechase Road, Wandering Ridge, Haven Ridge Trail, US 64, Getaway Ridge, Sapphire Valley Road, Cherokee Trail, Carters Grove, Meadow Way, Deer Run Road, Bear Pen Drive, Sapphire Post Office Road, Upper Whitewater Road, Whitewater Road, Auger Hole Trail|
The Horsepasture River is an 18.1-mile-long (29.1 km) National Wild and Scenic river in the U.S. states of North Carolina and South Carolina. The river rises in Jackson County, North Carolina, and flows through the Jocassee Gorges area and ends at Lake Jocassee in South Carolina. Some of the land over which the river flows is part of the Pisgah National Forest, making it accessible to the public.
North Carolina designated 4.5 miles (7.2 km) of the river as Horsepasture State Natural River in 1985, including it in the state's Natural and Scenic Rivers System. The State River is between NC-281 and the state line.
The Horsepasture River features several significant waterfalls in close proximity to one another. The named falls are:
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