Toxaway River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsToxaway River
|Other name(s)||Tributary to Keowee River|
|Main source||divide between Toxaway River and Greenland Creek
about 0.5 miles southeast of Cold Mountain Gap
4,000 ft (1,200 m)
|River mouth||Keowee River (Lake Jocassee)
1,108 ft (338 m)
|Length||21.31 mi (34.30 km)|
|River system||Savannah River|
|Basin size||146.73 square miles (380.0 km2)|
|Bridges||Long Ridge Road, Cardinal Drive, Cold Mountain Road, NC 281|
The Toxaway River is a 21.4-mile-long (34.4 km) waterway that flows south from headwaters in Transylvania County, North Carolina, into Lake Toxaway and over Toxaway Falls, after which it crosses into South Carolina and enters Lake Jocassee, the reservoir behind Lake Jocassee Dam.
In Lake Jocassee the Toxaway River is joined by the Whitewater River to form the Keowee River. The confluence is submerged beneath the waters of Lake Jocassee. Via the Keowee and Seneca rivers, the Toxaway River is part of the Savannah River watershed.
According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:
- Jocassa River
- Jocassee River
- Keowee River
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