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May 29, 2018

The slow but steady rain isn't raising the river as quickly as we feared (so far, anyway), but we did cross flood stage again this morning at Blantyre (photo below is of the Horse Shoe access) and there's no telling when or how quickly it will start heading back down....

May 27, 2018

Well, Memorial Day Weekend was fun on the water while it lasted! But the river is back up to tree-top level and safety always comes first. Heavy rainfall is expected tonight so trips for the rest of this weekend have been cancelled, and online reservations suspended th...

May 23, 2018

Now we're talking! Just scouted Horse Shoe to Westfeldt and found no sign of any new obstructions, and the paddling at this level is fantastic. As always, conditions can change as the water level varies but it should be great on the water for the next several days. Res...

May 20, 2018

The good news is the river level is down, the bad news is it's still more than a foot above flood stage. But then the good news again is that once it does get back down to a reasonable level, we're in for some great paddling! Once it's back below flood level we'll padd...

May 17, 2018

The river is about two feet higher than yesterday afternoon, now a foot above flood stage. No trips running for now for safety's sake, but with luck the flood watch will be over this weekend!

May 11, 2018

Lazy Otter's 2018 season begins tomorrow! We still have room for Mother's Day on Sunday so be sure to reserve online at www.LazyOtterOutfitters.com to take mom paddling! We'd love to see you, and when I say "we" that includes our newest and least-lazy otter Liz, who jo...

May 7, 2018


You know how hard you made Mom work... take her out to play this weekend on the French Broad! It will be our first weekend of the season and we'd love to see you. Water levels look good, so we'll be tubing this weekend as well as paddling. Just a couple of days left t...

May 3, 2018

It's almost time to come say hi to your friends on the river! Also just a few days left to make use of pre-season discount code "SpringIsComing" for  10 percent discount on your trip. Dates are available now through June 3, we'll be adding the rest of the summer dates...

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