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North Carolina whitewater, Broad River

Rutherford county, US Route 221 South Bridge to South Carolina Route 10 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     20.2 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The beautiful scenery of Rutherford County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This section of Broad River in North Carolina is 20.2 miles long and has been determined by American
    Whitewater to be a class I-II section. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so why not pack your sleeping
bag too. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the US Route 221 South Bridge to South Carolina Route 10 Bridge stretch is just one of them. No need to look hard for hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The put-in location  
is a reasonable drive from Gaffney, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to stumble upon some nice folks from Mooresboro here. Broad River gets a good deal of water. During March this area sees the most rain, and April is when it's the driest. Summer at Broad River arrives with high temperatures in the 80's. All through the moonlight hours it's generally in the 60's. Through the winter highs are generally in the 50's with temperatures at Broad River dipping down into the 20's during winter nights.

Broad River, US Route 221 South Bridge to South Carolina Route 10 Bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Broad River.
 Whitewater Near Broad River:
Broad River, Cherokee/ York County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.9 miles long (South Carolina Route 18 Bridge to South Carolina Route 211 Bridge)
Broad River, Rutherford County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 20.2 miles long (US Route 221 South Bridge to South Carolina Route 10 Bridge)
Island Creek, Spartanburg County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Cornmill Road Close to Mayo to Pacolet River)
Pacolet, Spartanburg County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Clifton II to Lawson's Fork)
Lawsons Fork Creek, Spartanburg County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.75 miles long (Glendale to Goldmine Road)
Kings Branch, Cherokee County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2 miles long (Kings Mountain Park Run)
First Broad, Cleveland/ Rutherford County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Route 1726 Bridge to Route 1529 Bridge)
North Tyger River, Spartanburg County, 27 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6 miles long (Route 231 to Route 113)
North Tyger River, Spartanburg County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Route 231 to South Tyger River)
Broad River, Rutherford County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.8 miles long (Route 1181 to North Carolina Route 1004)
 Ski Areas Near Broad River:
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 55 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 56 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 57 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 59 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 71 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Broad River:
Hampton Inn Gaffney, Gaffney , 5 miles away
Quality Inn Gaffney, Gaffney , 5 miles away
Sleep Inn Gaffney, Gaffney , 5 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Gaffney, Gaffney , 5 miles away
Super 8 Gaffney, Gaffney , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Broad River:
Foothills Family Campground, Forest City, 11 miles away
John H. Moss Lake City Camp Ground, Grover, 19 miles away
Pinecone Campground, Gaffney, 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Broad River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 64 miles away
Croft State Park, South Carolina , 18 miles away
Kings Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 25 miles away
South Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Broad River:
Cherokee National Golf, Gaffney , 2 miles away
Country Club Of Gaffney, Gaffney , 9 miles away
Dogwood Valley Golf Course, Forest City , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Broad River
Lake Whelchel, Cherokee , 7 miles away
Moss Lake, Cleveland , 19 miles away

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