French Broad River, NC
Family-Friendly Rafting Near Asheville, NC
Located deep in Western North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, the world’s third-oldest river features warm water, scenic mountain views, and plenty of fun Class II and III rapids, like Big Pillow, S-Turn, and The Ledges. Raft five miles on one of NOC’s half-day trips, or spend the day and enjoy eight miles of exciting whitewater – including the Class IV Frank Bell’s rapid – plus a freshly-prepared riverside lunch.
Enjoy learning about the rich history of the river from NOC’s elite River Guides, from the earliest Native American settlers to the industrialization of Asheville. Keep your eyes open for wildlife including heron, kingfishers, bald eagles, and even the occasional black bear!
NOC’s outpost is just 30 minutes from downtown Asheville, so you can have fun on the river and still make it back to town in time for dinner. If you are looking for a family-friendly adventure just outside of the city, this river is perfect for you!
French Broad River Trips
French Broad River Rafting: Full-Day (with Lunch)
This full-day trip offers family-friendly whitewater rafting on the French Broad with fun rapids, scenic mountain views of Pisgah Forest and a riverside lunch. One of the best things to do in Asheville, NC.
French Broad Rafting: Half-Day Deluxe (with Lunch)
This half-day trip offers family-friendly whitewater rafting on the French Broad with fun rapids, scenic mountain views of Pisgah Forest and a riverside lunch. One of the best things to do in Asheville, NC.
French Broad River Rafting: Half-Day
Family-friendly whitewater rafting on the French Broad offers fun, splashy rapids and scenic mountain views of Pisgah National Forest. One of the best things to do in Asheville, NC.
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