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Opening Day

May 6!

available now

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!

Winter is over - it's almost time to paddle! Lazy Otter opens for the season on May 6, and reservations for paddling trips are available now! As in past years, Adventure Tubing reservations will only be available closer to the actual date to be sure water levels will be safe and fun. Don't forget to sign up for our new email newsletter Otter Tales - when you do you'll receive a discount code you can use for your May bookings!

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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