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Broad River: Lockhart, SC to Broad River Landing

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Broad River: Lockhart, SC to Broad River Landing

Skill Level: Easy
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Rapids: Class I
Length: 7.5 miles
Duration: 3.5 - 5 hours
Portaging: No
What to Expect

A short trip with swift moving water and rural in nature. There are no bridges along this section and very long stretches of densely wooded forest.

Access
Put in:
Lockhart Put In below Lockhart Dam #2
Access Details

This access is located east of Lockhart Power's Hydropower Plant and Dam. Paddlers should put in below the dam and avoid the dam and its facilities at all times. Parking and a fishing area are both provided.

Take out:
Broad River Landing River Access and Parking Area
Access Details

A small parking area and boat ramp are located river-right.

Trip Details

Put in is along River Street in Lockhart, SC, very close to the Lockhart Dam #2. After putting in, there is a long stretch of shoals followed closely by an island that stretches 3,200 feet. Swift flatwater with occasional Class I ripples classify the main stretch of this section. The take out at Broad River Landing will be located river-right.

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Parking Area below Lockhart Dam #1 (Credit: Upstate Forever)
Put In below Lockhart Dam #2 (Credit: Upstate Forever)
Broad River Landing (Credit: Upstate Forever)
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Access Amenities
Parking - Dedicated Lot
Parking - Roadside
Restroom / Toilets
Fee Required
Handicap Accessible
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Paddle SC is presented by
Upstate Forever
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor
Rainey Foundation