Water Trail

Broad River Canoe

(Newberry and Richland Counties)

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Description:
Starting from the Peak access, you will enjoy a leisurely float on the tree lined Broad River. If you enjoy being alone, this is a very secluded part of the Broad River. You may not see many people, but wildlife such as otters, raccoons, deer, and a variety of birds abound, and possibly an eagle. In the spring you can also enjoy blooming Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies in the shallows.

You can go beyond the Harbison Forest Access to the Highway 20 overpass where it is suggested that you turn around, because just beyond is a diversion dam.   

 nsect repellent is recommended during warm months.

Length: 17.0 miles to the Harbison Forest Access.

Fees: No fee.

Access Points:
Mileage and GPS coordinates are approximate and for reference only.

Mile 0 - (GPS N 34.2498 W 81.3285) - Peak - From Exit 97 (Peak) on I-26, drive north on US 176. Drive approximately 10.5 miles and turn right onto SC 213. Drive approximately 2.4 miles to the Dr. Carrol A. Pinner Bridge and the access is on the left.

Mile 17.0 (GPS N 34.1045 W 81.1180) - Harbison State Forest - From Exit 104 on I-26 (Piney Grove), drive east on Piney Grove and turn left onto Broad River Road. The entrance to Harbison Forest is approximately 1.0 mile on the right. You will need to call 803-896-8890, or stop at the Education Building in Harbison Forest to get permission to their landing.

Mile 22.0 (GPS 34.0479 W 81.0735) - Highway 20 Overpass and suggested turnaround.

Hours: Dawn to dusk.

Camping: No camping

Information: Harbison Forest 803-896-8890.  River Alliance, 506 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: 803-765-2200.  

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Updated: September 2, 2008
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