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North Carolina whitewater, French Broad River - North Fork

Transylvania county, Route 1326 Bridge to US Route 64 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV+(V)     7.2 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Brevard, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The natural beauty of North Carolina and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The average North Carolina whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. This river system is full of great paddling stretches,
    the Route 1326 Bridge to US Route 64 Bridge stretch is just one of them. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. When
you're paddling down a Blue Ridge Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This section is long enough to enjoy a  
good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. This section of French Broad River - North Fork is 7.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV+(V) section.

Briefly about the general area:
Places like Keowee-Toxaway State Park are great to stop by, and lots of folks from Rosman come here. Now, you may feel that's loads but there's even more exciting things to do here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Table Rock State Park is a scenic location any time of year, and close by you stumble on Spice Cove which is a tremendous place to stop by.

French Broad River - North Fork, Route 1326 Bridge to US Route 64 Bridge road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near French Broad River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near French Broad River - North Fork:
French Broad River - North Fork, Transylvania County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 7.2 miles long (Route 1326 Bridge to US Route 64 Bridge)
French Broad River - West Fork, Transylvania County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.4 miles long (SR 1309 Bridge to US 64 Bridge)
Toxaway Creek, Transylvania County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 3.6 miles long (Frozen Creek Road Bridge to Lake Jocassee)
Toxaway River, Transylvania County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.69 miles long (Highway 64 to Lake Jocassee)
Davidson River, Transylvania County, 6 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forest Service Road 475-A to Looking Glass Creek)
Courthouse Creek, Transylvania County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Trailhead to National Forest French Broad)
French Broad River - East Fork, Transylvania County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (East Fork Road at Laurel Branch to French Broad River)
Eastatoe Creek, Pickens County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.52 miles long (US 178 to Smith Creek above Lake Keowee)
Davidson River, Transylvania County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (FS Road 475 to Sycamore Flats)
Pigeon River - Big East Fork, -blank- County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 276)
 Ski Areas Near French Broad River - North Fork:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 28 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 33 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 37 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 50 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 58 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 87 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 88 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 89 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 99 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near French Broad River - North Fork:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BREVARD, Brevard , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn Brevard NC, Brevard , 12 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Cashiers-Sapphire Valley, Sapphire , 14 miles away
The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort And Spa, Waynesville , 20 miles away
Mountain Springs Cabins, Candler , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near French Broad River - North Fork:
Adventure Village at Headwaters, Rosman - Brevard, 2 miles away
our 100 Acre Woods - Primitive Campground, Brevard, 5 miles away
Kathy Creek Roadside, Brevard, 5 miles away
 Trails Near French Broad River - North Fork:
Art Loeb Trail, Transylvania , 6 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Transylvania , 12 miles away
Buck Spring Trail, Transylvania , 13 miles away
Thompson Ridge Trail, Transylvania , 14 miles away
Pilot Rock Trail, Transylvania , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near French Broad River - North Fork:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 31 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 55 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 12 miles away
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, South Carolina , 14 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near French Broad River - North Fork:
Lake Toxaway Company Country Club, Lake Toxaway , 7 miles away
Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway , 7 miles away
Connestee Falls Golf Course, Brevard , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near French Broad River - North Fork
Lake Toxaway, Transylvania , 6 miles away
Wolf Creek Lake, Jackson , 11 miles away
Lake Jocasse, Oconee , 13 miles away

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