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While succesful professionals from surrounding cities become introduced to the kayaking and seduced by the prospect of weekend trips to western North Carolina, committed creek boaters of all ages consistently blow off any “real life” obligations to chase rain in our region. The amount of liquid options for both these groups is what makes Asheville the perfect place for a synergy between the hardcore huckers and the family friendly floaters. Dam released runs like the Tuckasegee, Nantahala, Cheoah and Green Rivers offer weekend warriors the chance to plan vacations in advance with the promise of a wet stay.

The throbbing heart of the region definitely lies within the banks of the French Broad River, whose headwaters offer Class IV creek boating within reasonable after-work distance of town. Section IX of the French Broad is floatable year-round and sees traffic from countless instructional, commercial and pleasure related trips each month of the year. In addition, the in-town stretches offer everything from lazy floats to frothy playholes.

Recent News and Info

French Broad Section 6

April 23rd, 2010 Contributed by: James McBeath

This stretch of river is runnable at all water levels and contains Class II whitewater suitable for instructional trips, playboating, attaining, tubing, or fishing. Numerous pulloffs on Riverside Drive offer ample easy access.
Directions from downtown Asheville: Drive north on Broadway past the five-way intersection, past UNCA on the right, under I-26/US19/23 where Broadway becomes Riverside ... Read More →



March 31st, 2010 Contributed by: medicladdie

Wood reports etc for the local streams 4/3/10 Chattooga Large log (2.5 ft diameter) seen floating loose in the pool above the 5 falls... Is expected to float downstream soon...http://boatertalk.com/forum/BoaterTalk/1052160904/ 3/28/10 Watauga Left line at andquot;HJandquot;/andquot;BJandquot;. There is a board (potentially with nails) pinned up on the left line at the first slot (while moving right)...

MIT survey

March 25th, 2010 Contributed by: medicladdie

MIT turns its eyes to Kayaking. Help out by being a part of their survey MIT is one of those schools, where, well, the students and staff tend to be on the andldquo;high side of smartandrdquo;



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