Navigate the lakes, rivers, and creeks dotted across Western North Carolina. Flatwater kayaking and stand up paddleboarding are accessible activities to explore the waterways around the Pisgah region. In addition to numerous lakes throughout the Ranger District, the French Broad River and its various tributaries are dispersed throughout the Western region of the state and offer miles of paddling opportunities.
The lakes and rivers scattered throughout the greater Pisgah region offer scenic and engaging flatwater paddling experiences. Look for accessible destinations at Lake Julian or Lake Toxaway or head west to higher elevation and experience Bear Creek Lake. In addition to the French Broad, there are various access points along the Tuckaseegee and Swannanoa Rivers.
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Explore the numerous lakes and rivers available throughout Pisgah National Forest with Whitewater guides. Paddle around Asheville and within the Ranger District or head further west for scenic lakes and endless tributaries waiting for exploration.