Congaree - Broad to Gervais


Congaree, South Carolina, US

Disclaimer

Broad to Gervais

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 3 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CONGAREE RIVER AT COLUMBIA, SC
usgs-02169500 1000 - unknown cfs I-II 00h59m 4650 cfs (running)


River Description

This is a good short beginner run. At higher flows most things begin to wash out and some holes form near the bridges. 3 mi. Can be run in an hour or less.



River then widens and the Broad joins the Saluda. There is a riverwide shoal-type rapid with lots of playable waves and holes. Run just left of the rocks in the middle of the river.

From here down, read and run easy class II+. There are some more holes etc as you approach the first bridge, nothing scary unless the water is really high. Takeout just past the second bridge (not counting the zoo bridge) on river left; there is a small beach. Access here may be iffy right now--tread lightly.

Directions to Gervais takeout from the zoo: get back on I-126 towards Columbia (East). Take the first exit (Huger St.). A mile or so down Huger, turn right on
Gervais St. Just before crossing the bridge, there is a parking lot on the left hand side with a bus stop in front of it. Park here. Walk to the back corner of the lot, down that street just a bit, and you will see the short take-out trail down to the river.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-11-21 12:36:16

icon of message No photos found.


Gauge Information

We have no additional information about how various flows affect runnability (or playability) of this section of river. If you can provide additional information, please either directly contact the StreamTeam member for this reach, or add a 'comment' or a 'report' with your information to help out your fellow boaters.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CONGAREE RIVER AT COLUMBIA, SC
usgs-02169500 1000 - unknown cfs I-II 00h59m 4650 cfs (running)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
1000 - unknown cfs barely runnable-high runnable I-II

Report - Reports of Congaree Broad to Gervais and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
8y226d12h22m CongareeBroad to Gervais [SC] Account of 07/12/09 n/a 0

WXPort

News





User Comments

Users can submit comments.

No Comments

Rapid Descriptions

icon of message No rapids entered. If you know names, and locations of the rapids please contact and advise the StreamTeam member for this run.

Do more than just check gauges; join over 5,000 AW members today.

Join_or_Renew_Logo-200px

Join or Renew


Or, consider donating

Donate_Logo-200px

Donate


Associated News

Coleman Awarded AW Steward of the Year Award
September 27, 2006

SC Rivers To Get New Advocate
December 22, 2008


General Nonmember Message


 reach  
 state  
 reachlink  
 Broad to Gervais, Congaree South Carolina, US (mobile)