Despite Dams, Toxaway River Remains Wild
Last updated 2/15/2021 at 2:34pm
On still nights from my house, I can hear Toxaway Falls at over 1.25 miles away when the river runs full. The Toxaway River is a loud river. In its 9-mile course from its beginning off the south side of Toxaway Mountain, until it is silenced by Lake Jocassee, it is not a chattering stream, it is a screaming torrent.
The Toxaway emerges from springs and creeks at an elevation of 3,900 feet, and it falls in 9 miles to the lowest elevation in Transylvania County, 1,100ft. That is a 2,800-foot drop, with a ridiculous average of 312-foot drop in a mile. Considering the river rests for 2.30 mi...