Float the 


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: There is encouraging news about reopening, but for the safety and health of our staff and guests we won't be rushing anything. Right now we're hoping to be open for the weekend of May 16, but we are not yet taking reservations. Stay tuned for more details!

For information about our COVID-19 policies and procedures, click here.

Featured Paddle


Sierra Nevada Express

Seven miles on the calm and uncrowded French Broad, ending next to the area's biggest and most beautiful brewery! 


“... 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!

7-Mile Paddle to Westfeldt Park

Paddle or drift your way along seven scenic miles, keeping an eye out for otters!

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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