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First Annual North Fork Fest! 2020

First Annual North Fork Fest! 2020

Join Headwaters Outfitters and the Whitewater Community for the First Annual North Fork Fest! A celebration of history and heritage of the North Fork of the French Broad River. Saturday, March 28th we will gather at Headwaters Outfitters with whitewater community enthusiast and locally active vendors (TBA/More Info Coming Soon). We will be conducting an organized Riverside Clean Up along the North Fork of the French Broad! (More Info Coming Soon) On site we will have Vendor Booths, Gear Swap, Clinics, Boat Demos, Film Showing of Southern Fried Creekin, History Presentation/Discussion Panel/Q&A, Raffles, Taproom, Food Truck, Live Music by West Fork Fiasco, Camping, and more! (Reach out if you have gear or would like to support this event) We will also have our Private Hannah Ford Campground open to those who would like to camp-out that evening, $10 per person. (Please reserve with Headwaters Outfitters) *If NFFB Water Level is runnable, Headwaters will offer shuttles from 10am-3pm* For more information, questions, or interest please email... Read More
Make Your Own Canoe Paddle Workshop

Make Your Own Canoe Paddle Workshop

Headwaters Outfitters is excited to host a collaborative workshop with Bear Traditional Kayaks, offering a Make Your Own Canoe Paddle Workshop this winter! This is a 3 Day (Canoe Paddle Only) workshop from 12/13/19 – 12/15/19 (9:00am-5:00pm each day), $235 per person. Space is limited! No woodworking skills needed prior to workshop. All materials and tools needed are included in the cost. For registration or questions email... Read More
Bear Lake Sea Kayaking Guided Paddle

Bear Lake Sea Kayaking Guided Paddle

Bear Lake, also referred to as Bear Creek Lake, covers 500 acres and features 13 miles of shoreline. Bear Lake was created in the 1950s by damming the east fork of the Tuckasegee River to provide hydroelectric power for the area. Today, it is considered one of the cleanest lakes in Western North Carolina. Bear Lake is regularly stocked with fish by the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. The lake provides the perfect sea kayaking day trip for all paddling skill levels. Led by Headwaters Paddling Guide Danielle Mathews, enjoy a shore lunch surrounded by the mountains of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest. Reservations are required. There is a minimum of 3 and maximum of 7 guest per trip. Shuttle: Average 45 minutes one way. Depart from Headwaters at 9:15am and return by 3:30pm. Lunch is provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary needs or restrictions upon booking. What to bring: Dress in layers, with quick dry material preferred. Rain/ wind outer shell is good. Light hiking shoes along with a water shoe/ sandal, some folks maybe able to hike and boat in one style. Daypack with sunscreen, water, light snacks, personal needs are recommended. Sunglasses and hats are very helpful. Cameras, binoculars and any guide books, (plants, birds etc.) Cost is $75.00 Per person, call 828-877-3106 to... Read More
Bear Lake Sea Kayaking Guided Paddle

Bear Lake Sea Kayaking Guided Paddle

Bear Lake, also referred to as Bear Creek Lake, covers 500 acres and features 13 miles of shoreline. Bear Lake was created in the 1950s by damming the east fork of the Tuckasegee River to provide hydroelectric power for the area. Today, it is considered one of the cleanest lakes in Western North Carolina. Bear Lake is regularly stocked with fish by the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. The lake provides the perfect sea kayaking day trip for all paddling skill levels. Led by Headwaters Paddling Guide Danielle Mathews, enjoy a shore lunch surrounded by the mountains of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest. Reservations are required. There is a minimum of 3 and maximum of 7 guest per trip. Shuttle: Average 45 minutes one way. Depart from Headwaters at 9:15am and return by 3:30pm. Lunch is provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary needs or restrictions upon booking. What to bring: Dress in layers, with quick dry material preferred. Rain/ wind outer shell is good. Light hiking shoes along with a water shoe/ sandal, some folks maybe able to hike and boat in one style. Daypack with sunscreen, water, light snacks, personal needs are recommended. Sunglasses and hats are very helpful. Cameras, binoculars and any guide books, (plants, birds etc.) Cost is $75.00 Per person, call 828-877-3106 to... Read More
Bear Lake Sea Kayaking Guided Paddle

Bear Lake Sea Kayaking Guided Paddle

Bear Lake, also referred to as Bear Creek Lake, covers 500 acres and features 13 miles of shoreline. Bear Lake was created in the 1950s by damming the east fork of the Tuckasegee River to provide hydroelectric power for the area. Today, it is considered one of the cleanest lakes in Western North Carolina. Bear Lake is regularly stocked with fish by the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. The lake provides the perfect sea kayaking day trip for all paddling skill levels. Led by Headwaters Paddling Guide Danielle Mathews, enjoy a shore lunch surrounded by the mountains of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest. Reservations are required. There is a minimum of 3 and maximum of 7 guest per trip. Shuttle: Average 45 minutes one way. Depart from Headwaters at 9:15am and return by 3:30pm. Lunch is provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary needs or restrictions upon booking. What to bring: Dress in layers, with quick dry material preferred. Rain/ wind outer shell is good. Light hiking shoes along with a water shoe/ sandal, some folks maybe able to hike and boat in one style. Daypack with sunscreen, water, light snacks, personal needs are recommended. Sunglasses and hats are very helpful. Cameras, binoculars and any guide books, (plants, birds etc.) Cost is $75.00 Per person, call 828-877-3106 to... Read More