Horsepasture River

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Horsepasture River
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
TypeScenic, Recreational
DesignatedOctober 26, 1986

The Horsepasture River is an 18.1-mile-long (29.1 km)[1] National Wild and Scenic river[2] 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)[3] of the river as Horsepasture State Natural River in 1985,[4] 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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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 26, 2011
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2009-06-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Size of the North Carolina State Parks System" (PDF). North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation. January 1, 2011. pp. 1–4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-02-16. Retrieved May 20, 2011.
  4. ^ "Directory of State Parks and Recreation Areas" (PDF). North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings. May 1, 2010. pp. 1–2. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 22, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2011.

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Coordinates: 35°1′48″N 82°55′2″W / 35.03000°N 82.91722°W / 35.03000; -82.91722