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Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures

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25 Parkway Rd, Intersection of Highway 64 and Highway 215, Rosman, NC 28772-9664
+1 828-877-3106
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Great trip!!

We had a blast, Headwaters was simple to work with, quick and professional... would definitely come... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
Kevin J
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Greenville, SC, United States
Awesome tubing adventure!!

The guides were super friendly and knowledgeable. We couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable... read more

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jphash2002
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San Antonio, Texas
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The canoeing and kayaking river trips can last from 3 hours and up to a two day canoe camping trip. You may also choose to cool off with a lazy float down the French Broad on our tubing river trip. All of our trips including the canoeing and kayaking river trips are self-guided with the exception of our seasonal special events. Our fly fishing program offers guided fly fishing trips in Western North Carolina! Our fly shop has everything you need to have a successful day on the water. Our licensed NC fly fishing guides can teach you to cast. They can lead you on a guided fly fishing trip for trout or smallmouth, or help you choose flies that will increase your success on our local mountain streams. Our fly-fishing school is fun for the whole family! Headwaters Outfitters also carries a great selection of canoes and kayaks for sale in our RIVER SHOP. Test paddle canoes by Old Town, Mad River & We-no-nah. We have kayaks by Jackson Kayak, Wilderness Systems and Perception. At our River Shop, the north and west forks meet forming the French Broad River. This makes it an excellent location to test paddle canoes or kayaks. Headwaters Outfitters is conveniently located just outside of Brevard NC, between Asheville and Highlands, NC. It is an easy one day trip from Charlotte, Greenville, or Raleigh, and a great weekend getaway from Atlanta. Regardless of where you are coming from, Transylvania County has lots to offer those looking for a mountain river adventure. When planning your next vacation to the mountains of North Carolina, join us for an exciting canoeing and kayaking river trips adventure. For a quick weekend getaway, or just something fun to do outdoors, pack a picnic lunch, bring your fishing rod and gather your friends and family.
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
25 Parkway Rd, Intersection of Highway 64 and Highway 215, Rosman, NC 28772-9664
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+1 828-877-3106
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"great outfitter"
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a blast, Headwaters was simple to work with, quick and professional... would definitely come back again (for a longer kayak trip!)

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Reviewed yesterday

The guides were super friendly and knowledgeable. We couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable tubing adventure!!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband, 7 yo daughter and I had a wonderful time canoeing the French Broad River. Everyone at Headwaters was helpful and friendly! Will definitely come back.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a family of six for tubing down the French Broad! We had such a fun time and everyone at Headwaters was so kind and helpful! They were super friendly and were punctual with their timing on pickup also! Our family of six adults...More

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JessMerrill, Manager at Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for tubing with us and for sharing your experience! We are so glad you guys had a good day out there and enjoyed the taproom after! Have a great rest of your summer and we hope to see you all again!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Consummate hosts; yet detailed in preparation and rigorous on safety. Equipment is well maintained and the rides are well organized, so that the customers only have to worry about having fun. On top of all that the Forks of the River tap room is well...More

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JessMerrill, Manager at Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for choosing us to adventure with, and for sharing your experience! We are glad you guys had a great day on the water and enjoyed the taproom after! Thank you for your kind words as well, it really keeps us going...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a self guided trip down the French Broad. Great river for beginners and a relaxing experience for more experienced paddlers. Nice and professional employees. They seem to have good relations with the property owners on the route (this is something every outfitter should strive...More

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JessMerrill, Manager at Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for paddling with us, and sharing your experience! Have a great rest of your summer and cheers to many pup adventures in the future!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We signed up for the Cruise then Booze paddling experience down the French Broad River for something fun to do. We were picked up at the Oskar Blues Brewery and escorted to the river a few minutes away. Once we were in our kayaks or...More

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JessMerrill, Manager at Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow! Thank you so much for this amazing review. We are so glad you guys had a great evening with us. The evening floats are always so nice and wildlife really comes out! Have a great rest of your summer and we hope to see...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 3 hour canoe trip and it was perfect. Headwaters outfitters sets you up with everything you need for a great trip. Highly recommend them for your next adventure.

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JessMerrill, Manager at Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for paddling with us and taking the time to share your experience! We hope to see you on the river again soon. Have a great rest of your summer!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was very knowledgeable, friendly and gave us all the important information we would need to know about floating down the river. One would think you would just hop into a tube and float down the river. But there is much more to it than...More

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JessMerrill, Manager at Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you all for tubing with us and for sharing your experience! This helps are small local business so much. We look forward to tubing with you again in the future. Have a great rest of your summer!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 15 and had a great time tubing down the French Broad River. After our float we ate at the food truck enjoyed brews at the Outpost which just added to the already fun experience. Everyone was super friendly and it...More

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JessMerrill, Manager at Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much Andrew for tubing with us and taking the time to share your experience! We appreciate it! Have a great rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you all again!

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Paddle007
9 August 2018|
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Response from canadamooney | Reviewed this property |
Things might change by then, but right now there is a good amount of flood mud. Make sure your footwear will stay on your feet. River is great though.
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