Timmerman Jr Access - ADA Accessible Floating Kayak Launch

Anderson County, SC, Pelzer, SC

This project provides inclusive and equal shoreline access to river recreation on the Saluda River and in the town of Pelzer, South Carolina. Located at the Timmerman Jr Boat Ramp, this Anderson County waterfront park expansion is 4 miles north of the W.S. Lee Power Station and represents one of three ADA accessible floating kayak launches along the 48-mile Upstate SC Blueway.  

Counties Impacted:

  • Abbeville
  • Anderson
  • Greenville
  • Greenwood
  • Laurens
  • Pickens

​Since our ribbon cutting ceremony in March 2017, the Timmerman Jr Access improvements have significantly increased activity and awareness on this portion of the Saluda River.  The increased sense of ownership from the local community will continue to grow, along with participation in water-quality and preservation activities by stakeholders such as kayakers, canoeists, anglers, outdoor enthusiasts, and property owners. We are deeply grateful to the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund for participating with us on this project.

– M. Cindy Wilson, Anderson County Council



The Water Resource Fund from Duke Energy is a multiyear, $10 million commitment to protect and restore waterways in the Carolinas and neighboring states. Learn more about the projects we’ve supported, and how you can get involved.