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Paddle the Undiscovered French Broad near Asheville, Hendersonville

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The 2024 season is coming soon!


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!

Thanks to everyone who came out to paddle with us on the Undiscovered French Broad in 2023! We had a great season on the river and we're looking forward to more fun in 2024! If you or someone you know might be interested in working with us for the upcoming season, please send an email inquiry to See you in the spring!

Paddlers, kayakers and tubers have fun on the French Broad River near Asheville and Hender

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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