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Elements of High-Water Paddling

With winter finally dwindling away and spring pushing in heavy rainfall, many paddlers are anxious to get out on the water! Here at Headwaters Outfitters we want to give a heads-up reminder that high-water brings additional increase of hazards and risks during these...

How to Dress for WNC’s Fall Paddling Season

Dressing for WNC’s Fall Paddling: Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worse As many would say, it is always a practical idea when paddling to “hope for the best, but to plan for the worse”. Paddling naturally holds an inherent risk of the water-sport to possibly get wet,...

Fall Paddling Along the French Broad River

Fall is finally here, waking to the crisp misty mornings, following into the shimmer of the afternoon falling foliage of leaves. Vibrant colors consisting of red, orange, yellow, and green fill the Appalachian Mountains; telling a farewell story to those blazing...
2nd Annual Paddle to the PorkBluegrass, Beer and BBQ on the River!

Headwaters Outfitters is excited to be hosting the 2nd Annual Paddle to the Pork (Paddle and Bluegrass Fest) in Western North Carolina!
Enjoy a paddle down the Historic French Broad, camping, riverside dinner by the new GET DISTANT GRILL by Ecusta Brewing, Ecusta Brewing beer, and Private Bluegrass Concert from the Pretty Little Goat Stringband. Headwaters will be providing all paddling gear (unless you would like to bring your own boats). Guest are responsible to bring all camping gear. Alcohol will be sold at the concert, so due to ABC regulations, no outside alcohol is permitted. A portion of ticket and beer sales, will be going to the Pigsah Conservancy Wildlife Fund.

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