Broad River CR 2802 Lower Flat Creek Road to US 221 A Bridge

Bat Cave, North Carolina

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The Broad begins just south of the Tennessee Valley Divide and flows generally southeast above its impoundment at Lake Lure. For the first several miles, it flows through a long, fairly flat valley and can be seen along NC 9. The river then tumbles down two steep gorges, most notably Hickory Nut Gorge, and courses by the towns of Bat Cave and Chimney Rock. Downstream of Lake Lure, most of the rapids are found between the dam and the first river bridge at Uree. Beyond Uree the Broad follows US 64/74 closely before cutting away through a heavily wooded and rather remote area to the takeout. Below the Rutherford Bridge, the Broad winds its way east across southern North Carolina before bending sharply south into South Carolina. Although several dams have been constructed on the river, there are long stretches of slack water between them. Total mileage below the bridge is approximately 113 miles.

Broad River: CR 2802 (Lower Flat Creek Road) to US 221 A Bridge Professional Review and Guide

"The Broad begins just south of the Tennessee Valley Divide and flows generally southeast above its impoundment at Lake Lure. For the first several miles, it flows through a long, fairly flat valley and can be seen along NC 9. The river then tumbles down two steep gorges, most notably Hickory Nut Gorge, and courses by the towns of Bat Cave and Chimney Rock.

Downstream of Lake Lure, most of the rapids are found between the dam and the first river bridge at Uree. Beyond Uree the Broad follows US 64/74 closely before cutting away through a heavily wooded and rather remote area to the takeout. Below the Rutherford Bridge, the Broad winds its way east across southern North Carolina before bending sharply south into South Carolina. Although several dams have been constructed on the river, there are long stretches of slack water between them. Total mileage below the bridge is approximately 113 miles."

Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Bat Cave
Distance: 13.7
Elevation Loss: 158 feet
Duration: 11 sections that take 52.8 hours to paddle
Class: Class I-V
Local Maps: Bat Cave, Lake Lure (USGS); Rutherford (County)
Driving Directions: Directions to Broad River: CR 2802 (Lower Flat Creek Road) to US 221 A Bridge

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