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April 1, 2019

The long winter is finally almost over! Lazy Otter Outfitters will open for the 2019 season on May 3, with online booking available now for trips until October 31. As a special treat for those of you most eager to get back out on the French Broad, all paddle trips thro...

January 16, 2019

It's January - it's cold outside! But we at Lazy Otter Outfitters are trying to keep busy, and we thought maybe you could use some ideas for fun things to do too! So we started a blog called www.ExploreHendersonville.com to share some of the places in and around Hender...

October 31, 2018

And that's a wrap for our 2018 season! We'll remember it not just for the four (four!) floods between May and October but also for the great people we met and the many who returned after past visits to the Undiscovered French Broad! Thanks to everyone and we'll see you...

October 11, 2018

Since we're on the cusp of a flood on the French Broad (fourth flood of the season!) we've turned off online trip booking through this weekend. We'll see when we can resume paddle trips depending on how long the water levels remain too high. Stay safe!

September 23, 2018

Lazy Otter Outfitters will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. But reservations are available starting Thursday and all through October, so make plans to paddle the Undiscovered French Broad with us soon! 

September 20, 2018

We've posted our paddle trip schedule for the rest of the season, through October. Times have shifted a bit later in anticipation of some cooler temperatures and fewer afternoon thunderstorms - and of beautiful fall colors! (Fingers crossed on all of those!) Due to lim...

September 18, 2018

We'll be offering a special 11-mile paddle tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 19

) from the Horse Shoe/Etowah access past Lazy Otter and on down to Westfeldt Park. If you haven't had a chance to enjoy both the 4-mile and 7-mile trips we've been doing this summer, here's your op...

September 17, 2018

We like visitors around here, but it was nice of Hurricane Florence to give our region a pass for the most part! The river didn't flood but is still a bit too high for safety today (Monday), but it should be OK for kayaking by tomorrow. Make your reservations for the r...

September 13, 2018

A flash flood watch has been issued for the region from Saturday morning through Tuesday due to Hurricane Florence. We'll be closed starting Friday afternoon until conditions allow for paddling to resume (there's still time to jump on our Sierra Nevada Express trip Fri...

August 31, 2018

Happy Labor Day/Apple Festival weekend! Celebrate a great summer of 2018 with a paddle on the "Undiscovered French Broad"! Book your reservations now, and remember we'll be open through "Leaf Season" this year. The color along the river should be beautiful!