French Broad River Adventures
Nothing says WNC family fun like a French Broad River adventure during your playcation in Weaverville, NC. One of the most ancient rivers in the world and one of the few that flow north, the French Broad descends from its sources in the high Blue Ridge south of Asheville. It winds northwards just a few miles west of Weaverville before joining the Tennessee and flowing into the storied Ohio River and, at last, the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico.
Ranging from an easy, lethargic pace around Asheville to fast, exciting rapids to the north and south, the French Broad offers WNC vacationers a wide range of adventure travel. Experience a guided river rafting tour through the rapids, practice kayaking and canoeing at all ages and experience levels, or take a lazy, relaxing, family-friendly float while tubing along the smooth stretches of this ancient river basin.
The French Broad River flows from Transylvania County, North Carolina, into the Knoxville, Tennessee area and is considered to be the headwaters of the Tennessee River.
The French Broad’s headwaters are west of the Eastern Continental Divide, and they flow northwest through the NC Appalachian Mountains.
It is considered to be among the most ancient rivers in the world – perhaps only the Nile River in Egypt predates it.
French Broad Rafting Expeditions