This trip is classified by swift moving flatwater and Class I rapids, wide, clear channels, and densely wooded forests along the river's banks.
The Broad River can be accessed by portaging boats 500 feet from the parking area. This river access can be used to avoid portaging the Neal Shoals Dam.
A small parking area and dirt boat ramp are located river-left.
The put in and take out are 30 minutes apart, so shuttling cars could take close to an hour. When driving to the take out, bear right at the fork of Store Road and Boat Ramp Road. Store Road is a dead end. After putting in at Sandy River Landing, paddlers will cross under a railroad bridge and the Highway 215 bridge. The take out is 1.75 miles downstream of the Highway 215 bridge.