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North Carolina whitewater, French Broad River - West Fork

Transylvania county, SR 1309 Bridge to US 64 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     3.4 miles
  If you're coming from Brevard it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. There's camping available near French Broad River - West Fork. There are so many stretches
    to paddle in this river system, the SR 1309 Bridge to US 64 Bridge stretch is just one of many. The beautiful scenery of North Carolina and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The beautiful
Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is an added bonus. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. This section is quite short so better bring some good walking shoes. The SR 1309 Bridge to US 64 Bridge stretch of French Broad River - West Fork in North Carolina is 3.4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're  
willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody loves Keowee-Toxaway State Park, and Whetstone Gap is another good site to go to close by. Whohoo, so many fun things in one place! The Blue Ridge Mountains is so good! Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests is a good spot, and don't leave French Broad River - West Fork without first going for a hike along the Art Loeb Trail.

French Broad River - West Fork, SR 1309 Bridge to US 64 Bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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These outdoors activities are available near French Broad River - West Fork.
 Whitewater Near French Broad River - West Fork:
French Broad River - West Fork, Transylvania County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.4 miles long (SR 1309 Bridge to US 64 Bridge)
Toxaway Creek, Transylvania County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 3.6 miles long (Frozen Creek Road Bridge to Lake Jocassee)
French Broad River - North Fork, Transylvania County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 7.2 miles long (Route 1326 Bridge to US Route 64 Bridge)
Toxaway River, Transylvania County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.69 miles long (Highway 64 to Lake Jocassee)
Eastatoe Creek, Pickens County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.52 miles long (US 178 to Smith Creek above Lake Keowee)
French Broad River - East Fork, Transylvania County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (East Fork Road at Laurel Branch to French Broad River)
Courthouse Creek, Transylvania County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Trailhead to National Forest French Broad)
Davidson River, Transylvania County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forest Service Road 475-A to Looking Glass Creek)
Toxaway River - Upper, Transylvania County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Above Lake Toxaway)
Horsepasture River, Transylvania County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.2 miles long (US Route 281 to Lake Jocassee)
 Ski Areas Near French Broad River - West Fork:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 28 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 32 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 35 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 52 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 57 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 89 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 90 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 91 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
 Hotels Near French Broad River - West Fork:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BREVARD, Brevard , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Cashiers-Sapphire Valley, Sapphire , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn Brevard NC, Brevard , 13 miles away
Bluegreen Club Lodges Trillium, Ascend Resort Collection, Cashiers , 19 miles away
The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort And Spa, Waynesville , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near French Broad River - West Fork:
Adventure Village at Headwaters, Rosman - Brevard, 4 miles away
Lazy J Campground, Rosman, 5 miles away
our 100 Acre Woods - Primitive Campground, Brevard, 5 miles away
 Trails Near French Broad River - West Fork:
Art Loeb Trail, Transylvania , 7 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Transylvania , 14 miles away
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 15 miles away
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 15 miles away
Buck Spring Trail, Transylvania , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near French Broad River - West Fork:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 33 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 55 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 12 miles away
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, South Carolina , 12 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near French Broad River - West Fork:
Lake Toxaway Company Country Club, Lake Toxaway , 6 miles away
Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway , 6 miles away
Burlingame Country Club, Sapphire , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near French Broad River - West Fork
Lake Toxaway, Transylvania , 5 miles away
Wolf Creek Lake, Jackson , 10 miles away
Lake Jocasse, Oconee , 11 miles away

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