The Upper Clyde River at Shallow Crossing (flatwater)

From Nelligen the Clyde River snakes 25km to the tidal limit at Shallow Crossing. Explore the tributaries and be prepared to cross shallow water spots and pebble races. Launch spots either side of the causeway at the privately owned campground at Shallow Crossing.  Paddle another 10 to 15km up this lush, freshwater section depending on water level, flows and accessibility. Expect to experience shallow water, small rapids and trees across the river. If the water levels are high, drive up River Road to Brooman and launch from there for a worthwhile one-way trip down the river to Shallow Crossing.

Length: 25-40km

Facilities: Car parking, public toilets, BBQ/picnic area at Nelligen

Access: From Nelligen travel west approximtely 2kms and turn right into The River Road. Drive approximately 15kms to Shallow Crossing. The River Road is unsealed, winding and narrow so drive with care. Shallow Crossing may be impassable at high tide or after heavy rain