Reservations: 800-570-7238

Directions

French Broad Rafting
& Ziplines

9800 US Hwy 25-70 Marshall, NC 28753
1-800-570-RAFT (7238)

Please either use this map to get directions, or follow the directions below.
If you are using GPS, you may either enter this address:
9800 US Highway 25, Marshall, NC
or use these coordinates:
N35 50.546, W082 43.486


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Check-in for Whitewater Rafting Trips and Zipline Canopy Tours is at the MARSHALL OUTPOST.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, check-in for Calm Water and Float Trips is at the HOT SPRINGS OUTPOST. Please confirm your check-in location prior to your trip.

All trips leave on time. If you are late for your trip French Broad Rafting & Ziplines 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.

Directions to Marshall Outpost
(5 mile and 9 mile whitewater rafting trips and zipline trips):

From Asheville:

  • Take I-26 west/19-23 North toward Weaverville.
  • Stay on I-26/Hwy 19-23 for approximately 8 miles.
  • Take Exit 19A toward Marshall/Hot Springs/Hwy 25-70 North.
  • Stay on Hwy 25-70 for approximately 15.4 miles, all the way to our outpost.
  • DO NOT TURN TO DOWNTOWN MARSHALL, the sign will then read Bypass 25-70.
  • French Broad Rafting Expeditions is ¼ mile past Madison Middle School on your right.


From the South (Spartanburg SC, Savannah GA, Jacksonville FL) :

  • Take I-26 West until you reach Asheville.
  • Look for the 3 way split between I-40 East
    and West and 240. Take I-240 toward Asheville.
  • Stay on I-240 and take Exit 4A (exits to the left) toward Weaverville/UNCA/Hwy 19-23 North/Future I-26.
  • Stay on I-26/Hwy 19-23 for approximately 8 miles.
  • Take Exit 19A toward Marshall/Hot Springs/Hwy 25-70 North.
  • Stay on Hwy 25-70 for approximately 15.4 miles, all the way to our outpost.
  • DO NOT TURN TO DOWNTOWN MARSHALL, the sign will then read By-Pass 25-70.
  • French Broad Rafting Expeditions is ¼ mile past Madison Middle School on your right.


From the East (Charlotte NC, Raleigh NC):

  • Take I-40 west toward Asheville to I-240 west.
  • Take exit 4A toward Weaverville/UNCA/Hwy 19-23 North/Future I-26.
  • Stay on I-26/Hwy 19-23 for approximately 8 miles.
  • Take Exit 19A toward Marshall/Hot Springs/Hwy 25-70 North.
  • Stay on Hwy 25-70 for approximately 15.4 miles, all the way to the outpost.
  • DO NOT TURN TO DOWNTOWN MARSHALL, the sign will then read By-Pass 25-70.
  • French Broad Rafting Expeditions is ¼ mile past Madison Middle School on your right.


From the North (Johnson City TN):

  • Take I-26 East from Johnson City.
  • Take the Mars Hill exit 11 onto Hwy 213 West.
  • Go through the town of Mars Hill.
  • Follow 213 until you get to Hwy 25/70 North toward Hot Springs.
  • Take Hwy 25/70 North (By-Pass), follow for approximately 5.5 miles.
  • DO NOT TURN TO DOWNTOWN MARSHALL.
  • French Broad Rafting Expeditions is ¼ mile past Madison Middle School on your right.


From the West (Knoxville TN – 2 different ways):

  • Take I-40 East to Newport.
  • Take Exit 435 onto Hwy 321 North.
  • At the intersection of Hwy 25-70 go right toward Hot Springs.
  • Follow Hwy 25-70 for 34 miles (note that at approximately mile 26 you must stay right at the fork).
  • French Broad Rafting Expeditions will be on your left.

OR

  • Take I-40 East to Asheville, NC.
  • Take I-240 East toward Asheville.
  • Stay on I-240 and take Exit 4A (exits to the left) toward Weaverville/UNCA/Hwy 19-23 North/ I-26.
  • Stay on I-26/Hwy 19-23 for approximately 8 miles.
  • Take Exit 19A toward Marshall/Hot Springs/Hwy 25-70 North.
  • Stay on Hwy 25-70 for approximately 15.4 miles.
  • DO NOT TURN TO DOWNTOWN MARSHALL
  • Stay on 25-70 and the sign will then read By-Pass 25-70.
  • French Broad Rafting Expeditions is ¼ mile past Madison Middle School on your right.

Directions to Hot Springs Outpost (calm water and float trips from Memorial-Labor Day):

(From Asheville and all points north, south and east)

Follow the directions listed above to the FBRZ Marshall Outpost. Once you have passed our Marshall Outpost continue on Hwy 25-70 toward Hot Springs for approximately another 6 miles. Turn left, following signs for 25-70 towards Hot Springs. Continue approximately another 5.5 miles into the town of Hot Springs. Once you cross a small bridge over the French Broad River you will see the Hot Springs Spa Suites on the right and the Hot Springs Campground on the left. Our Hot Springs outpost is just past the campground on the left. You will see a brown fence  and a small tan building with tents and picnic tables in front. If you go over the railroad tracks you have gone too far.