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 !                                     

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 ! 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          


River level gage near Carlton, Ga.

Weather Radar

PLEASE bring only small locking/zippered coolers .  
No styrofoam coolers or glass containers or guns.
   River banks are private property !
Please stay on the river to avoid trespassing.
   Please 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 and require a $1 minimum per person/night for camping on site*.

NOTE:  boat reservations required for camp sites


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

2021 Open Mid - March
through end of October
Extra shuttle charge for doing both the UPPER Section1and the LOWER Section 2.
Private boaters  $10 per person for the shuttle which includes their boat.  NO inflatables including rafts or tubes.



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 or for reservations, please email us at  info@broadriveroutpost.com

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