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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. See the French Broad the Lazy Otter way!

COVID-19 Update: Click here for information on our pandemic-related changes. Unfortunately we are not able to offer tubing or shuttle-only trips at this time.

Fall Update  Paddling the Undiscovered French Broad after Labor Day is wonderful! Temperatures are mild, and if you hit the timing right, the fall colors can be fantastic! Book early to make sure your preferred day and time is available. Please note that Lazy Otter Outfitters is closed Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 14-15 due to high water and closed Friday to Sunday, September 18-20 for staff development. We look forward to seeing you!

Featured Paddle


7-Mile Paddle to Westfeldt Park

Seven miles on the calm and uncrowded French Broad River! 


“... an overall amazing experience”

Darrius, Facebook

More Trips on the Undiscovered French Broad

4-Mile Paddle on the Horse Shoe Bend

Enjoy four calm, beautiful miles on the French Broad away from roads and buildings, with only three minutes on the shuttle bus!

Sierra Nevada Express

Paddle or drift your way along seven scenic miles, finishing next to the area's biggest brewery!

Adventure Tubing

Part lazy and part active, Adventure Tubing is a different way to drift the French Broad!

Who enjoys a trip with Lazy Otter? Everybody!



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