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Explore The French Broad Paddle Trail


Last updated 3/5/2018 at 3:33pm

Park Baker

A long canoe is the best for paddle camping; the center of the boat can be loaded down with dry bags and can carry a good amount of weight. Here, some Brevard residents recently took a two-night trip through on Cedar Creek through Congaree National Park.

When you can combine camping and paddling together especially over multi days, life is good. For years one had to travel to other rivers and lakes to enjoy this experience. Today, you can with a little planning enjoy a overnighter and up to seven days on the French Broad just within North Carolina. Transylvania County is blessed with good access to the French Broad and three overnight camping locations. Campsites can be reserved ahead of time and planned to meet your length of trip. The river between Rosman and Asheville, 70 miles, is mainly class 1 with fallen trees being the biggest ob...

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