Broad River

Carlisle, South Carolina 29031

Broad River

Broad River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The sometimes-silty Sandy River is but 50 feet wide and merges into the normally clearer and 300-plus-foot-wide Broad River. In places, a swift current flowing over big boulders will keep you moving. Significant hills rise from the bottomlands bordering the Broad. The waterway keeps a southerly course and flows over exposed stony shoals (Class I).

Downstream, the waterway splits around islands, most notably Shelton Island. Fast-moving riffles keep the paddling exciting. By the time you reach the south end of Shelton Island, the trip is almost over. Pass under a historic railroad bridge and then find the confluence with the Tyger River. The primitive FR 402 takeout, Shelton Ferry, is just downstream of the Tyger."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Skill Level
3 hours
Broad River near Carlisle, SC, minimum runnable level: none, maximum: flood stage. Gradient is 3.0 feet per mile.
Tidal Information
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2600 Bull St., Columbia, SC 29201, (803) 898-4300,
Local Contacts
Sumter National Forest Enoree Ranger District; USGS Quadrangle Maps: Carlisle, Blair
Local Maps

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Dec 2018