While the French Broad River can include nasty whitewater, it also has some mellow sections that are ideal for canoeing. Two access options include the Headwaters Outfitters outpost in Rosman near Brevard and the Bent Creek River Park just outside of Asheville. Depending on which section you tackle, you’ll paddle through the Biltmore Estate, navigate mild rapids, and have plenty of opportunities for cool dips in the French Broad’s deep waters.
Directions from Asheville:We suggest hooking up with the Asheville Outdoor Center for the Bent Creek River Park option and Headwaters Outfitters for the Rosman/Brevard option. See their contact info in the Related Resources section below.