Welcome to French Broad Outfitters

We are Asheville’s largest, and only full-service, locally-owned paddle shop, full camping gear rentals, and river outfitters.

We offer trips, 24 hour rentals, and shuttles for inner tubing, stand up paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking with full access to the French Broad River. Camping around Asheville? We have camping gear rental as well.
We have Asheville’s largest selection of disc golf supplies! We also carry a full line of white water kayaks, paddling gear, SUPs, fishing kayaks, and general recreational kayaks.

Family and Dog Friendly! With changing rooms, restrooms, cold drinks available, and outside rinse stations.


French Broad Outfitters is located at mile marker 72 of the French Broad River. We offer self-guided canoe, kayak, tandem kayak, tube, and stand up paddleboard trips on the ancient French Broad River. Our urban float trips are great for families, groups, or individuals, and are great for beginners. Whether you are a local, visiting, glamping, hiking, checking out the famous drum circleSierra Nevada Brewery, or simply driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, our trips are for you. Our float trips vary in length, flowing through several of Asheville’s major attractions, like the Biltmore Estate and the River Arts District.

We rent gear for recreational adventures,
in addition to paddle sports.
Our prices are affordable,
so anyone can journey into the great outdoors

Asheville Kayak Rentals Inner Tube the French Broad Tubing