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Kayak and Canoe Guide

For more information about these and other activities, contact the Asheville Chamber of Commerce at 800-257-1300.

There are numerous mountain streams wating to take you for an exciting ride. You can chose your diffictulty level and cruise on either, a slow and gentle stream, or, race down some challenging rapids. Guided expeditions are available for beginners and those unfamiliar with the area, and local outfitters are ready to fit you with gear that is appropriate for your age and skill level.

USA Raft
The French Broad River is the closest white water rafting to Asheville, NC. This gorgeous river, in the heart of Pisgah National Forest, will delight even the most seasoned rafter. Our French Broad outpost is 30 minutes from Asheville. The Nolichucky River, Erwin TN, flows through a deep gorge and offers our most adventurous rafting experience with over nine miles of class II, III and IV rapids. Packages and group discounts available. 1-866-USA-Raft.

  • Mild to Wild White Water Adventure
  • Professional guide in every raft
  • Half Day trips starting at $42 per person
  • Accommodations available in our riverside Crockett Cabin
  • Guided Caving trips to Worley’s Cave
  • Adventure packages and Group discounts available
  • 1-866-USA-Raft, USA Raft

    Mast General Store
    Authentic general store featuring quality goods, traditional clothing and custom fit shoes. Since 1883, Mast General Store has been outfitting the Appalachians with traditional mercantile goods, comfortable clothing, rugged footwear and quality outdoor gear for all mountain seasons. Discover for yourself why..... some times are just too good to leave behind, and why it is a simple pleasure to just browse throughout the store. 

    River and Earth Adventures, Inc.
    Whitewater rafting, cave tours, tubing, canoe/kayak rentals, and much more. Locations in Asheville, Boone, Marshall North Carolina, Elizabethton Tennessee. Lunches include local and organic foods. The best outdoor adventures in the high country. The only guide-owned and operated outfitter in the area. Guaranteed best customer service. The only eco-tourism outfitter in the High Country. Call for Reservations! Tours start at $15. Please call us today at 866-411 RAFT

    Scenic Wolf Resort
    Enjoy the breathtaking views from Scenic Wolf Resort's luxurious cabins year round! Wintertime guests enjoy skiing on 72 acres of the best mountain slopes. Spring and summer days can be spent swimming, mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, fishing, or golfing at a nearby course. Leaf season is simply amazing!30 properties, $241-$493/night. Breathtaking views, spacious cabins, fireplaces, private hot tubs, glass-enclosed heated pool, pet friendly, free Wi-Fi, free local fun including golf, skiing, whitewater rafting, and LaZoom tour.
    (855) 807-1842

    Diamond Brand Outdoors
    Diamond Brand Outdoors is a complete outfitter and guide service in Arden, NC and in Downtown Asheville, NC. Whether you love hiking, camping, fly fishing, rock climbing, kayaking, or canoeing, Diamond Brand Outdoors is your one-stop shop for gear and information for your adventures in beautiful Western North Carolina!



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