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North Carolina whitewater, Rocky Broad River

Henderson Rutherford county, Along Route 64/74 to Lake Lure at Chimney Rock section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     3.5 miles
The Rocky Broad River- Class IV-V????† Are you kidding?† Not since I moved here in '85 has there even been much water there!† You can barely even float a boat on it unless it has rained for several days!† My 7yo daughter tubed it last year (at least when she wasn't bumping over the shallow rocks).† Even this year when we've tons on rain, a kayaker would have trouble picking a deep enough line through the shoals. Says Jeff Stilber

    The nature scenery of North Carolina and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in location is a short drive from Asheville, as you can see on the road
map further down. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. You can pitch a tent or park  
your RV at a nearby campground. This is a pretty short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This section of Rocky Broad River in North Carolina is 3.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V section. Whitewater paddling here in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great experience.

Rocky Broad River, Along Route 64/74 to Lake Lure at Chimney Rock road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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These outdoors activities are available near Rocky Broad River.
 Whitewater Near Rocky Broad River:
Rocky Broad River, Henderson/Rutherford County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.5 miles long (Along Route 64/74 to Lake Lure at Chimney Rock)
Rocky Broad River, Henderson/Buncombe County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.6 miles long (Bridge at Flat Creek Road to Bridge at US Route 64)
Broad River, Rutherford County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.4 miles long (Lake Lure Dam to Route 1181)
Green River, Polk County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.2 miles long (North Carolina Route 9 below Lake Adger Dam to North Carolina Route 1005)
Big Hungry Creek, Henderson/ Polk County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green)
Hungry River, Henderson County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green River)
Green River, Henderson County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3.7 miles long (Tuxedo Powerplant to above Hungry Creek)
Cove Creek, polk County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (to Green River)
Green River, Polk County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Fishtop Access to where river leaves road)
Green River, Henderson/ Polk County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.9 miles long (Hungry Creek to Green River Cove Road)
 Ski Areas Near Rocky Broad River:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 34 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 48 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 49 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 50 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 58 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 58 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 77 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 80 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 91 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Rocky Broad River:
The 1927 Lake Lure Inn And Spa, Lake Lure , 2 miles away
Quality Inn Black Mountain, Black Mountain , 10 miles away
Super 8 Black Mountain, Black Mountain , 11 miles away
Days Inn Columbus Tryon, Columbus , 12 miles away
Mountain Inn Suites, Flat Rock , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rocky Broad River:
Creekside Mountain Camping, Bat Cave, 2 miles away
Lazy Boy Travel Park, Hendersonville, 2 miles away
Lake Lure RV Park and Campground, Lake Lure, 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rocky Broad River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 22 miles away
Mount Mitchell State Park, North Carolina , 18 miles away
Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina , 25 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rocky Broad River:
Lake Lure Golf Course, Lake Lure , 2 miles away
Bald Mountain Golf Course, Lake Lure , 5 miles away
Apple Valley Golf Course, Lake Lure , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Rocky Broad River
Lake Lure, Rutherford , 4 miles away
Bald Mountain Lake, Rutherford , 5 miles away
Lake Tomahawk, Buncombe , 11 miles away

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