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Map Of River Paddle Trail Released - Brevard NC


The Western North Carolina Alliance (WNCA) has released the official map of the French Broad River Paddle Trail, a comprehensive guide to all the access points of interest to paddlers seeking to enjoy this resource.

WNCA celebrated the grand opening of the French Broad River Paddle Trail last June, which was built by staff and hundreds of volunteers along more than 140 miles of the storied waterway.

Paddlers can now camp at seven new sites that were strategically placed to connect with previously existing campgrounds — from the headwaters in Rosman to Douglas Lake, Tenn., — on land leased from private landowners and the state of North Carolina.

The new French Broad River Paddle Trail Map details access points point locations and amenities, outfitters, camping areas, regional attractions and important information that every paddler will want to know, whether they’re enjoying an afternoon or a week on the river, the third oldest in the world.

The map will be released in a number of locations. (Courtesy photo)

“We’re really excited to offer this guide to the public to help enhance their enjoyment of the paddle trail and of the French Broad River as a whole,” said Hartwell Carson, WNCA’s French Broad Riverkeeper.

This project is a collaboration with Fish Water Maps and will be available for purchase at local and regional outfitters, as well at WNCA’s online store at (under the “Join & Donate to WNCA” tab).

The public may also reserve campsites along the French Broad River Paddle Trail at


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