Looking for a great way to spend some family time in the great outdoors or perhaps a quick weekend getaway? Come canoe camping on the French Broad River.
A canoe camping trip with Headwaters Outfitters on the scenic French Broad River is the perfect way to get outdoors and introduce your friends and family to the joys of canoe camping. Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the river, then wake up to the smell of woodsmoke and frying bacon.
We make it easy for you by providing all the essential paddling gear, as well as transport to and from the river. You can even set up your campsite before you get on the water! Whether you’re a Boy Scout troop or a father-son duo, now is the time to discover our overnight canoe camping trips in the mountains of Western NC.
Overnight Camping Trip Rates and Options
Island Ford Camping Trip (8 miles paddling day 1 and 2 miles paddling day two)
$65.00 per person/ $35.00 per person for 3rd person in canoe
Hap Simpson Camping Trip (8 miles paddling day 1 and 12 miles paddling day two)
$80.00 per person/ $45.oo per person for 3rd person in canoe
Campground Only Fee (Paddle-in Camping Only)
$10.00 per person
Headwaters Outfitters offers you and your family two options in canoe camping. Both options are the same on the first day; a scenic 8 mile/ 3 hour paddle down the first few miles of the French Broad River. The difference is your take-out location on day 2. Island Ford Canoe Camp-Out gives you a 2 mile/ 1 hour paddle the second day. Hap Simpson Canoe-Camp-Out gives you a 12 mile/ 5 hour paddle the second day. Either way, you’re paddling through some of the prettiest scenery to be found in Western North Carolina, past old homesteads, farm fields and woods.