From our River Shop begins the French Broad River’s long journey to the sea and we get to provide river excursions, canoeing and kayaking river trips on the first 20 miles, tubing trips, and trout fishing excursions, and we have been for 25 years! And at the end of long day of – at the Forks of the River, enjoy our Tap Room offering 5 taps all brewed from the pristine mountain waters of our local watershed.
The River Adventures offered by Headwaters Outfitters include your canoe or kayak, life jacket, and paddles. We also rent canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards and all the river accessories you’ll need for your paddling trip. Our lazy 2–3 hour tubing adventure down on the French Broad River will satisfy the entire family on a hot summers day. A canoe camping trip with Headwaters Outfitters on the scenic French Broad River is the perfect way to get outdoors and introduce your friends and family to the joys of canoe camping.
Our home county, Transylvania, boasts nearly 500 miles of coldwater creeks, streams and rivers, which means there is wonderful trout fishing almost everywhere you look, ranging from tiny brook trout streams to raucous rivers plunging through deep gorges filled with rainbows and browns. Guided Trout wade trips: If you want to immerse yourselves in the wild domain of Appalachian trout, this is the trip for you. Or, located 15-20 minutes from our River Shop, our private water offers fly fishing the way it used to be: peaceful solitude, colorful trout in a wild, forested setting.