An unforgettable adventure – Asheville’s nearest whitewater experience!

Experience the exciting adventure of whitewater rapids and enjoy the natural beauty of the Pisgah National Forest! Our team of professional and experienced river staff assures that you get much more out of your trip than just simply making it down the river. You will learn the names of the rapids, the history of the river, basic paddling techniques, and river safety information all while having the time of your life!


Why Choose Us?

  • The closest whitewater rafting to Asheville! Our outpost is only a 25-minute drive from Asheville, NC.
  • We have FUN! Our guides are funny, entertaining, and great with people. They love what they do and want to be sure that you have the best experience possible.
  • Calm water float trips and rentals as well as whitewater trips.
  • The only whitewater company in the Southeast to use biodiesel fuel in all of our diesel-powered vehicles.
  • We always put a guide in every whitewater raft & our guides are some of the most experienced on the river.
  • French Broad River rafting is much warmer and less crowded than other area rivers.
  • FBRZ is the only whitewater outfitter on the French Broad River with a covered pavilion for lunch or snack.
  • Want to zipline and raft on the same day? We are the only raft / zip combo close enough to Asheville that you can have fun with us and make it back to town in time for dinner.

Book your rafting trip


9 mile trip – Morning trips daily.

Class I-IV rapids:
  • Includes lunch
  • Approximate trip time is 5-6 hours
  • Price — $75
  • Minimum age is 8

5 mile trip – Morning and afternoon trips daily

Class I-III rapids
  • Includes snack
  • Approximate trip time is 3-4 hours
  • Price — $51
  • Minimum age is 8

5 mile trip (with lunch) – Morning trips daily.

Class I-III rapids
  • Includes lunch
  • Approximate trip time is 3-4  hours
  • Price — $59
  • Minimum age is 8

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