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Featured Activity - Lazy Otter Outfitters


Lazy Otter Outfitters is Henderson County's only riverside paddle outfitter, offering calm-water paddles and floats lasting from two hours or less to all day. Whether you're interested in kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding or "adventure tubing" Lazy Otter Outfitters is the best way to get out on the "Undiscovered French Broad"!

Why "undiscovered"? Until the opening of Lazy Otter Outfitters in 2016, paddling on Henderson County's stretch of the popular French Broad River wasn't easy. From the Blantyre put-in near the Transylvania county line to Westfeldt Park near the airport was 17 miles with no other easy access points. But with the opening of Lazy Otter in Horse Shoe and a new public access in Etowah, Henderson County now has some of the best and easiest paddles anywhere on the river!

Even so, when you're paddling the Undiscovered French Broad, you'll feel far removed from the hustle and crowds on the Asheville stretch of the river. Here, it's not unusual to have the river all to yourself, sharing it only with the regal Great Blue Herons, the playful otters and the other critters who call it home. 

To find out more about Lazy Otter Outfitters and the Undiscovered French Broad, click here!

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