By | June 15, 2021

Casar, N.C. — On Sunday, July 18th, MountainTrue and the Broad Riverkeeper, David Caldwell, will host a Fun Float on the Broad River near Casar, NC in the Appalachian foothills. MountainTrue welcomes folks to enjoy these five miles on the most beautiful stretch of the Broad River. It is recommended that you bring your own boat, but there will be an option to rent gear. We will meet at Cooke’s Hometown Market in Shelby, where participants will follow us to the put-in point to drop off boats and then take vehicles to the take out spot.


What: Broad River Headwaters Fun Float

Where: Meet at Cooke’s Hometown Market at 4601 Polkville Road, Shelby, NC 28150

When: Sunday July 18th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


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This stretch of the Broad River has cool, shady waters; however, some portions are shallow, or “bony”, so be prepared for potential boat scraping. The Fun Float will begin after all gear and vehicles are unloaded around 10:15 am. It will take around four hours to float along this 5-mile stretch. There are three options for ticket purchase: general admission is $5, admission and MountainTrue membership is $15 and general admission and gear rental is $15. Proceeds from this event fund MountainTrue’s conservation efforts.

We hope to see you there!


About MountainTrue:

MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities. We are committed to keeping our mountain region a beautiful place to live, work and play. Our members protect our forests, clean up our rivers, plan vibrant and livable communities, and advocate for a sound and sustainable future for all. MountainTrue is active in the Broad, French Broad, Green, Hiwassee, Little Tennessee, New and Watauga watersheds, and is home to the Broad Riverkeeper, French Broad Riverkeeper, Green Riverkeeper, and Watauga Riverkeeper.