Relax and Unwind: Calm Water Trips

French Broad Rafting offers guided and unguided float trips and rentals on a calmer section of the French Broad River. The calm water raft trip is a great introduction to river rafting with easy Class I-II rapids. This is a beautiful and pastoral section of the French Broad River. The Calm Water trip and the Rentals are excellent choices for those who want to enjoy a relaxed time on the water and absorb the scenic beauty of Western North Carolina. It’s also perfect for families with younger children who seek a more placid family activity. Our minimum age limit for calm water rafting is 4 years old.


4 mile trip Class I-II rapids — Guided:

  • Available from March – October
  • Check-­‐in at the Marshall Outpost in Spring & Fall, and at the Hot Springs Outpost from Memorial – Labor Day
  • Reservations are required (please confirm check-in location at this time)
  • Approximate trip time is 2-3 hours
  • Price — $46
  • Minimum age is 4- no exceptions

4 mile trip Class I-II rapids — Rentals (unguided):

  • Available from Memorial Day – Labor Day only
  • Check-in is at the FBRZ Hot Springs Outpost
  • Reservations recommended — walk-ins welcome
  • Approximate trip time is 2-3 hours
  • Equipment Available for Rent:
    Raft (minimum 4 people required)
    Single Duckie
  • Price — $30
  • Minimum age is 4- no exceptions

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Calm Water Rafting*All trips leave on time. If you are late for your trip French Broad Rafting will do our best to accommodate you on another trip. Otherwise, we will have to reschedule your trip for another day. Additional fees may apply.