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Broad River: Ninety Nine Islands River Access to Worth Mountain WMA

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Broad River: Ninety Nine Islands River Access to Worth Mountain WMA

Skill Level: Easy
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Rapids: Class I
Length: 7.8 miles
Duration: 4 - 4.5 hours
Portaging: No
What to Expect

Characterized by wide channels and easy Class I rapids, this trip is great for beginners and families and would make a great half-day trip. Although easy paddling, the depth of the river can vary along this section, so paddlers should be proficient swimmers and wear PFDs at all times.

Access
Put in:
Ninety-Nine Islands River Access and Parking Area
Access Details

Located river-left, this boat ramp and small parking area is downstream of the Ninety-nine Islands Dam, next to the powerhouse.

Take out:
Worth Mountain WMA
Access Details

This river access includes a parking area and concrete boat ramp. Check here for updates and additional information.

Trip Details

From Ninety-nine Island Road, bear left to the boat ramp, away from the dam's facilities which will be on the right. The take out is a 25-minute drive away, so shuttling cars to the take out and back could take close to an hour. This trip will feel extremely rural and quiet, with the first and only bridge 7.3-miles downstream of the put in. The take out is 0.3 miles after the bridge, river-left, along the power line crossing. Paddlers will experience primarily flat water intermixed with some Class I rapids.

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Boat Launch at Ninety Nine Islands River Access (Credit: Upstate Forever)
Ninety Nine Islands Dam (below) (Credit: Upstate Forever)
Worth Mountain Wildlife Management Area Boat Launch
Dalton's Landing bottom of the ramp (Credit: Thomas Constant)
Downstream view (Credit: Thomas Constant)
Trip Resources
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2.5
MAXIMUM
5.6
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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