Rutherford Outdoor Coalition

Broad River Section 3 (Clark Rd to River Rd)

Difficulty

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Length 3.75 miles

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Very nice float with almost no noticeable development and largely tree lined banks. No navigation trouble spots. A little hull scrapping on a couple of short riffles if water levels below normal. Trip time is 1 hour at normal water levels.

 

DIRECTIONS: Clark Rd to River Rd.

FLOW/GAUGE: This section is runnable most any time, with a few shallow spots possible during dry times.

OUTFITTER: None

PUT-IN: While it's possible to get in at Clark Road, we recommend the longer trip from River Creek Campground to River Road (about 8 miles).

TAKE-OUT: No official or public take-out here, though the property owners there are OK with limited paddler use on the left bank before the bridge. Please park only near bridge on Thompson Lake Road. Do not park in field farther down Thompson Lake Rd. The bridge here has been replaced and is now reopened. The informal access is directly under the bridge. It is a significant improvement over the previous informal access.

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Appropriate Clothing

Weather can change quickly in the mountains. Always tuck rain gear into your backpack and bring along layers of clothes.