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Paddle the Undiscovered French Broad near Asheville, Hendersonville

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The 2023 season is here!


French Broad

Welcome to Lazy Otter Outfitters

Welcome to the French Broad River - nature's favorite stretch of one of the world's oldest rivers. Far from the rush and the roads, yet close to Hendersonville, Asheville and Brevard. Paddle the French Broad the Lazy Otter way!

September 21 - Because of a freshly fallen tree about a mile downstream from the public Horse Shoe access we are suspending our 4-mile Paddle on the Horse Shoe Bend trips until further notice. The blockage might be technically passable with difficulty depending on the water level, but we recommend avoiding the area for now. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates!

Horse Shoe Bend fallen tree

Featured Paddle

Sierra Nevada Express

Seven miles on the calm and uncrowded French Broad River, ending next to the spectacular Sierra Nevada brewery! 

After the Paddle - Sierra Nevada Brewery

Lazy Otter gives you a taste of the famous and stunning brewery awaiting you minutes after the end of your paddle. Or, visit one of many others within just a few minutes drive!


“... an overall amazing experience”

Darrius, Facebook

Featured Paddle

4-Mile Paddle on the Horse Shoe Bend

Far from roads and buildings, but close to Hendersonville, Asheville and Brevard. Only a three-minute bus ride for 60-90 minutes on the water!

After the Paddle

Lazy Otter's video series shows you some of the fun and delicious places you can visit after a relaxing paddling on the Undiscovered French Broad.

Who enjoys a trip with Lazy Otter? Everybody!


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