An exciting section with Class I-II rapids. This trip begins in North Carolina, near the NC/SC border, and ends just above the Gaston Shoals Dam in SC.
Located downstream of the Highway 150 bridge in North Carolina, river-left, this trailhead to the Broad River Greenway includes a fishing pier, river access, a playground, educational displays, and picnic shelters. The fee for use is $5 per car, and it is open from dawn to dusk. More information. To view map, click HERE.
The take out is a 15 minute drive from the Broad River Greenway, so shuttling cars could take half an hour. After putting in, paddlers will cross the NC/SC border. There are no bridges from the put in to the take out, however paddlers should be able to easily see the boat ramp at the take out, which will be river right. If you get to the Gaston Shoals Dam, you've gone too far. Portage is available around the dam at the center island; the next river access downstream is the Bowens River Access.