Kayaking on the French Broad River
Distance from motel
Free - $69
Bent Creek River Park is one of the most versatile access points for outdoor recreation.
LOCAL SECRET (Shh!)
The French Broad through Asheville is ideally set up for a bar crawl! Our recommended linkup: French Broad Outfitters at Hominy, Wedge Foundation (or Pleb Winery), New Belgium Brewing, White Duck Taco, Zillicoah Brewing.
The French Broad is one of the oldest rivers in the world, and offers up a tremendous amount of opportunities for recreation across the course of its journey from the mountains of Western North Carolina to the Tennessee, Ohio, and eventually Mississippi Rivers. From the Class V kayaking of the North Fork near Rosman to the pastoral float through the Biltmore Estate to the town run through Asheville, and finally the excellent intermediate whitewater sections north of Woodfin, the French Broad offers something for everyone to enjoy the water.
Featured Guides and Sections
French Broad Outfitters
Asheville Outdoor Center
French Broad Section 9
French Broad Bent Creek to Hominy Creek