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Water Sports

Follow The River

Hiking, biking, and climbing will certainly sate the appetites of those content to explore on dry land. But for those looking to get their feet wet, Transylvania County’s many rivers, streams, lakes, and waterways can cast you off into a whole other avenue of adventure. A bathing suit, a life jacket, and a stand-up paddleboard may be all you need to get a trout’s perspective on Transylvania County.

Consider, for example, the French Broad River, whose headwaters begin just outside of Rosman. This ancient tributary, 3rd oldest in the world, flows across an unspoiled natural landscape, allowing paddlers of every skill level to follow the river as far as the current and their paddles will take them. For those looking for a rockier ride, Transylvania’s tributary rivers offer thrilling rides during high water.

French Broad River boat ramps near Brevard are located at Penrose Boat Camp and Westfeldt Park.

Expert guides lead rafters down the waters of Brevard-area rivers.

Tubing on the French Broad River

If a lazy ride down through scenic Brevard is what you’re looking for, tube the French Broad! The guides at Headwaters Outfitters provide the tube and lifejacket for a safe and refreshing trip suitable for adults and kids alike. Finish it off with lunch at the delicious local food trucks. They’ll be ready and waiting!

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Experience a professionally-guided paddleboard tour on the French Broad River with Wai Mauna SUP Tours Brevard. All gear is included. You can also rent boards and paddle on your own, or have boards delivered directly to your home. 

Splash down at any of these outfitters and boat rental providers for help getting onto the water