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Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures

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Rosman, NC, USA
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About Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures
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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davidbradley2021 wrote a review Oct 22
Brevard, North Carolina1 contribution
We kayaked the French Broad and it was great. Stable boats in good shape. The pre-float briefing was safety-centric and that’s nice. And they picked us up right on time. Always a good experience with Headwaters.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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infoS6118OX wrote a review Oct 21
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We brought our staff out on the river with Headwaters. We had such a great time together. We can't wait to do it again in the spring.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from JessMerrill, Front Office Manager at Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for choosing us for your staff outing, We loved having you guys. We cant wait till next spring as well. Have a fantastic rest of your year and we will see you soon.
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lfarrisee wrote a review Oct 13
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We booked a morning 3 hour kayak trip. The staff determined that the river was quite high and there was a potential issue with a tree blocking the river. They asked if it would be OK for a river guide to follow us to ensure our safety. Of course we said yes and they purposefully followed at a distance to allow us to enjoy the river in peace and solitude as much as possible. True to their concern, one of our party got stuck in the downed branches. Moments later, the guide was there, in the water, freeing the kayak. Enjoyed the remainder of the trip warm and DRY! Thank you! Also noticed that the river guide had collected washed up trash along the way. Above and beyond - class act organization! Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from JessMerrill, Front Office Manager at Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for leaving such an awesome review. We here at headwaters are always wanting for our guests to have the best possible time, so we try to make sure we do everything in our power to make that happen. We are so happy you had a wonderful experience. Looking forward to hopefully seeing you again in the near future. Have a fabulous rest of your year.
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rebeccaV9703HG wrote a review Oct 7
Raleigh, North Carolina1 contribution
My family (husband, in-laws, and 10-year-old son) and I had a wonderful family adventure kayaking down the French Broad River. We had some more experienced kayakers and a few newbies, and everyone had a great experience. Thank you Headwaters!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from JessMerrill, Front Office Manager at Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review. We love to get people out on the French broad as often as possible as we think its truly such a beautiful river and that we live in, an almost magical place, getting to share what we love with others... That's just icing on the cake. We hope you will be able to come spend some more time with us in the future. Have a happy and healthy rest of 2021.
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Mike K wrote a review Oct 5
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Kayaked the French Broad, Hannah Ford 3 Hour Self Guided trip. We had our own kayak but rented one for my daughter and her boyfriend. Service was fantastic! really friendly. Shuttle service was on time and very professional. Great value! Highly recommend and next time I want to make tine to enjoy a pint at their tap room.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from JessMerrill, Front Office Manager at Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We really and truly all love where we live and what we do and I really think it shows. We hope you will come back and visit us again in the near future. Have a fabulous rest of your year.
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