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kayaks and canoes near athens, ga

The Broad River Outpost 


Kayak and canoe rentals, shuttles and camping. We sell water proof bags and boxes, packaged meals, snacks, drinks and have free* parking and camping on location.  The BRO is located 23 miles from UGA campus in Athens, 2 hrs or less from Augusta, Atlanta and Macon, 30 minutes from Hartwell and 1 hour from Anderson, SC.

               We are easy to find !                                     

kayak rental shop owner

 ! NOTICE ! 

Reservations required so as to allow for adequate staffing and not standing in long line and not dealing with crowds of people coming at the same time.

No Rentals during severe weather in our immediate area or dangerous or extreme river conditions.
U.S.G.S. and NWS  for River and Weather conditions by clicking links below

PLEASE  bring only small locking /zippered coolers  
No styrofoam coolers or glass containers. NO GUNS
Limited supply of 'loaner' coolers available and sale
! The river banks are private property !
Please stay on the river to avoid trespassing
   and respect private property rights.
 The Broad River Watershed Association, BRWA, is
our local land trust and river protector. We suggest  a $1 minimum parking donation 
 $1 minimum per person/night required for camping 

NOTE:  boat reservations required for camp sites


Help protect the Broad River by donating and/or becoming a member / volunteer of the

2024 season 
Last 2 long Weekends of March 
Daily April through September.
October long weekends
$30 per person 
Extra shuttle charge for doing both the UPPER Section1and the LOWER Section 2.
Private boaters  $10 per person and boat for a shuttle.  NO inflatables including rafts and tubes.

         March  starting 3/22/24

  Friday I 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM

  Sat-Sun | 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

      Last put-in:   2:30 pm



   Mon-Friday | 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

   Sat-Sun  | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

      Last put-in:    3:00 pm

         May - August

Mon-Friday | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sat-Sun-H'day | 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Last put-in:    3:00 pm



Mon-Friday | 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sat-Sun-H'day I 10:00 AM -7:00 PM

Last put-in :    3:00 pm



Friday, 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Weekends 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Last put-in:   2:30 pm

For off-season information and reservations, please email us at

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