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About Us

French Broad Outfitters is Asheville’s full-service river outfitter.  Celebrating 10 years in the business in 2022, come join us down by the French Broad!  Our retail store has the largest selection of paddling gear in Western North Carolina, including boats, paddle boards, rafts, tubes and everything else water based.  If you’re looking to fix an existing vessel or need some repair necessities – we got you.  From fiberglass and resins to welding rods and Aqua Seal, we try to stock everything you would need to make your repair.

FBO Outpost

Our Hominy Creek location in West Asheville is the home base for outdoor fun.  2 acres at the confluence of Hominy Creek and the French Broad; everyone who does a kayak trip will put in, take out, or pass by.  The outdoor stage is rocking on Friday, Saturday and Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Food truck on site Wednesday through Sundays in addition to our 40 foot shipping container bar open daily from April 15 to October 15.  Choose from a wide selection of all local beers, ciders, spritzers and wine, plenty of space to spread out, social distance, and let the kids splash on Asheville’s only beach.

Disc Golf

Located at the bottom of the hill from WNC’s best disc golf course, Richmond Hill, we also carry everything disc golf.  The sport has exploded both locally and globally, come talk to some of our experts about what you need to round out your bag or get a new cart.

Bike Rentals

2022 is going to be the year of the RAD greenway!  While we anticipate the last phase of the new River Arts District greenway will be completed in the summer of 2022, we’re excited for the new portion that is finally complete!  Beginning in late April, rent a pedal or e bike from our outpost at the new Hi Wire RAD location to cruise up or down or all around.  Or check out our boat and bike combo from our Hominy Creek location, the best of both worlds!