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French Broad River Full Day with Lunch
Class II & III
(minimum age: 8)
A rafting trip on the French Broad takes you down the world's third oldest river and flows through scenic Pisgah National Forest in the mountains of North Carolina.
The full day French Broad option is 5 to 8 hours of fun and splashy, five-miles on Class II-III whitewater. The full day includes the percussive Class IV Frank Bell's Rapid, a river-wide, bouncy drop, and a riverside picnic lunch.
|Total Trip Time|| ||5-8 hours|
|River Miles|| ||8 miles|
|Time on River|| ||4-6 hours|
|Age Requirements|| ||8 years|
Some quick facts about the French Broad River:
- The French Broad River got its name because the river flowed north toward French owned land and because the river is so broad (wide).
- The main stem of the French Broad River is in Rosman, North Carolina.
- The French Broad River is one of two rivers that flows North in the United States.
- The French Broad River flows 210 miles through Asheville, North Carolina, then north to Tennessee and into the Mississippi River and then into the Gulf of Mexico.
- The French Broad River is a free flowing river that includes plenty of small mouth bass and catfish which makes for a great day of fishing.
- The French Broad River is one of the oldest rivers with the Nile and New river predating the French Broad.
Trips on the historic French Broad River begin in the tiny town of Barnard, NC. Group launches in a large eddy, or still pool of water, which allows time to practice paddling strokes before heading downriver.
Full Day Trip Includes:
Pitstop (stop for lunch)
Frank Bell's Rapid
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