Click for Asheville, North Carolina Forecast French Broad River, NC
Marshall to Barnard
(Section 8)


Class

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Gauge

I-II+

500 cfs minimum 

French Broad at Asheville

 
Character: Gentle cruising
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Season: Year round
Other sections: French Broad, Biltmore Run (I-II), French Broad, Section 6 (I-II+), French Broad, Section 9 (III (IV-)), many more
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Guides  
  Online:
  Print: Betsy Mayers' Paddling Asheville:  28 Gently Exciting Regional River Trips (Betsy calls this section "Redmon to Barnard");  Bob and David Benner's Carolina Whitewater:  A Canoeist's Guide to the Western Carolinas
Maps: None yet.
Photos: None yet.
Other: Surprisingly scenic, much more so than the sections immediately upstream, and almost as nice as the much better known section just below.

 


 

For descriptions of many runs in the Asheville area similar in nature to Section 6, see Betsy Mayers' Paddling Asheville:  28 Gently Exciting Regional River Trips.  This very well done guide for those interested in paddling class I-II in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee includes put-ins, take-outs, directions from Asheville, landmarks by river mile, excellent maps and general comments.  For less detailed descriptions of every run on the French Broad from its headwaters near Rosman, NC into Tennessee, see Bob and David Benner's Carolina Whitewater:  A Canoeist's Guide to the Western Carolinas.

 


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