French Broad River Rafting

Family-Friendly French Broad Rafting Near Asheville

If you're looking for family-friendly white water rafting only minutes from downtown Asheville, check out the scenic French Broad River. On NOC's French Broad rafting trips, you'll explore the third-oldest river in the world, located deep in the rugged Pisgah National Forest. 

You will learn about the rich history of this river, from its earliest native American settlers to the industrialization of Asheville. You will also see abudant wildlife, including heron and kingfishers, bald eagles, and even an occasional black bear. 

With its splashy Class II and III rapids, NOC's French Broad rafting trips are ideal for families, children, and young teenagers. The full-day trip finishes with Frank Bell's Rapid, a thrilling Class IV drop, and features a delicious riverside gourmet lunch prepared fresh daily.  Even swimming opportunities are available at normal water levels.

NOC is the longest continually-operating outfitter on the French Broad, and our outpost is located approximately 30 minutes from Asheville.

French Broad Rafting: Half-Day Deluxe (with Lunch)

Asheville, NC

Distance: 5 Miles

Duration: 3.5-5 Hours

Price: $64.99-69.99

Age: 8+ Years

Intensity: Beginner

Raft exciting Class II-III whitewater rapids in Pisgah National Forest and enjoy an unforgettable riverside lunch near Ledges rapid. Learn More

French Broad River Rafting: Full-Day (with Lunch)

Asheville, NC

Distance: 8 Miles

Duration: 5-8 Hours (Depends on Water Level)

Price: $89.99-$94.99

Age: 8+ Years

Intensity: Intermediate

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The full-day French Broad trip features 3 additional river miles, and includes more challenging rapids like Class IV Frank Bell’s. Learn More

French Broad River Rafting: Half-Day

Asheville, NC

Distance: 5 Miles

Duration: 3-4 Hours

Price: $49.99 - $54.99

Age: 8+ Years

Intensity: Beginner

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Enjoy 5 miles of whitewater rafting on Class II-III rapids in gorgeous Pisgah National Forest near Asheville, NC. Learn More