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Low-water tubing?

June 29, 2017

As we enter July and August, the natural water levels on the French Broad drop following the wetter spring. We're fortunate in Henderson County that our stretch of the river is deeper than many others so there's almost always plenty of water to float on, but the trade-off is that at lower water levels there are more obstacles to paddle around in spots! That's not much of a challenge for most people in a kayak, but river tubes are both less maneuverable, and able to be popped! We want all of our guests to be safe and to have fun, so if you're considering signing up to go tubing, please be sure first to look at our Photo Tour of the Horse Shoe Bend, which gives you an idea of what the river is like at summertime water levels. If you're not sure everyone in your group will be able to paddle their tube effectively through areas of obstacles due to upper body strength or flexibility limitations, we recommend you avoid the tubing trip. You can always call us to discuss other options. Summer is a beautiful time on the French Broad, so we can't wait to help you explore it!

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