Posting DateFeb 26, 2018

2018 Shoal Lily Float

Shoal Lily Float  and Wildflower Walk on June 2, 2018

Join us on a float to catch the rare shoals spider-lily in bloom along the lower section of the Broad River at Clarks Hill Lake. Pre-registration is required.


We will meet at the Broad River Camp Ground (8181 Elberton Hwy, Tignall, GA 30668) on Highway 79 at 9:30 am June 2and will canoe from Highway 17 to Highway 79.  The rare shoal lily that grows along the Broad River should be in full bloom at this time.


There are portions of this float that have some difficulty.  For safety reasons, only experienced paddlers will be allowed to participate in the float.  The float distance is a little over 9 miles and takes approximatly 6 hours to paddle.  We will also be hosting a wildflower walk inthe Broad River Wildlife Management area.  There will be no charge for the walk, however, there will be a limit of 16 people (2 groups of 8) or email the address below.  During the float, we will also do a River Clean-up as part of the National River Cleanup Week.


Bring your own canoe/kayak or contact the Broad River Outpost, (706)795-3242, to arrange for a canoe or kayak.  This year's spring float is a fundraiser with a $25 donation per person for participants, plus any canoe rental.  Anyone interested should email  Donations will  be accepted through the PayPal link at the top-right of the page (please note in the comments that the donation is for the float) or by bringing a check or credit card to the float.


BRWA will also host a free wildflower walk to see the shoal lillies and other species.  The group will meet at the Broad River Campground off of Highway 79 in Wilkes County at 9:30 am.  Sign up at Registration is required.  Bring sturdy shoes, water, and a sack lunch.