French Broad River Paddle Trail Overnight Kayak Camping

  • Participants

    Age 14 and up

  • Fitness level : 3


Gain a fresh perspective on a beloved local treasure with this overnight kayak tour along the French Broad River. This beautiful, 15 mile stretch of river winds from Hap Simpson Park to Blantyre Park, and will immerse you in Western North Carolina's natural beauty. We'll set up camp for the night at a riverside campsite and bask in the sounds of the water under starlit skies. Ideal for people with any level of camping experience, though a bit of previous kayaking experience is recommended. You can hone your kayaking skills while exploring the river's most idyllic hidden nooks. Learn all about the surrounding ecosystem, and maybe even catch a glimpse of a beaver, river otters, or a great blue heron. The best thing about this tour? We do all the planning, packing, and meal prep--you just have to show up. We can't wait to paddle with you!

Gear provided by REI

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner - Food supplied for dinner
  • Dry Bag
  • Energy Snacks
  • Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Kayak
  • Lifejacket
  • Paddle

session available

  • Saturday

    Jul 24-25, 2021

    from $325

    Limited spots left

    Asheville REI