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We are Asheville’s largest, and only full-service, locally-owned paddle shop, full camping gear rentals, and river trip outfitters.

We offer shuttles, 24-hour rentals, and trips for inner tubing, SUPing, and kayaking with full access to the French Broad River.

We have Asheville’s largest selection of disc golf supplies! We also carry a full line of white water kayaks, paddling gear, SUPs, fishing kayaks, and general recreational kayaks.

Family and Dog Friendly- Bathrooms, Rinse and Changing Stations, River Supplies, Soft Drinks and Local Brews!

French Broad Outfitters is located at mile marker 72 of the French Broad River. We offer self-guided canoe, kayak, tandem kayak, tube, and stand up paddleboard trips on the ancient French Broad River. Our urban float trips are great for families, groups, or individuals, and are great for beginners. Whether you are a local, visiting, glamping, hiking, checking out the famous drum circleSierra Nevada Brewery, or simply driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, our trips are for you. Our float trips vary in length, flowing through several of Asheville’s major attractions, like the Biltmore Estate and the River Arts District.

We also rent gear for recreational adventures, in addition to paddle sports.
Our prices are affordable.


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