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South Carolina whitewater, Broad River

Cherokee York county, South Carolina Route 18 Bridge to South Carolina Route 211 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     17.9 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. If you're coming from Gaffney it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section of Broad River in South Carolina is 17.9 miles long and it is classified as a class
    I-II section by American Whitewater. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the South Carolina Route 18 Bridge to South Carolina Route 211 Bridge stretch is one of them. The beautiful scenery of Cherokee/
York County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your sleeping bag. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling spots. For all you camping  
people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Kings Mountain State Park is a good location to have a look at on a beautiful day; a spree to Broad River wouldn't be complete without taking a look at The Rapids. People from Gaffney love to come to Broad River. All the water falling down from the sky makes Broad River a wet place. March is the wettest month with most rain, and April is when it's the driest. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Broad River, and the nighttime is slightly cooler of course, generally in the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 50's, and night lows in the 20's for Broad River.

Broad River, South Carolina Route 18 Bridge to South Carolina Route 211 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, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.9 miles long (South Carolina Route 18 Bridge to South Carolina Route 211 Bridge)
Kings Branch, Cherokee County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2 miles long (Kings Mountain Park Run)
Pacolet, Spartanburg County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Clifton II to Lawson's Fork)
Lawsons Fork Creek, Spartanburg County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.75 miles long (Glendale to Goldmine Road)
Island Creek, Spartanburg County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Cornmill Road Close to Mayo to Pacolet River)
Broad River, Rutherford County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 20.2 miles long (US Route 221 South Bridge to South Carolina Route 10 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Broad River:
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 65 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 66 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 66 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 70 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 85 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Broad River:
Red Roof Inn Gaffney, Gaffney , 8 miles away
Super 8 Gaffney, Gaffney , 9 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Gaffney, Gaffney , 10 miles away
Inn At The Patriots, Grover , 10 miles away
The Inn Of The Patriots, Grover , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Broad River:
Pinecone Campground, Gaffney, 8 miles away
Woodland Park Campground, York County, 11 miles away
John H. Moss Lake City Camp Ground, Grover, 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Broad River:
Kings Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 14 miles away
Crowders Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 21 miles away
Croft State Park, South Carolina , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Broad River:
Country Club Of Gaffney, Gaffney , 7 miles away
River Bend Golf Club, Shelby , 13 miles away
Cherokee National Golf, Gaffney , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Broad River
Lake Whelchel, Cherokee , 7 miles away
Lake Crawford, Cherokee , 15 miles away
Moss Lake, Cleveland , 15 miles away

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