521 Amboy Road, Asheville, NC 28806 
(828) 417-7109

Welcome to the AOC! We have proudly offered calm-water river paddling trips on the French Broad River for 30 years.

SCHEDULE:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm Wednesday-Sunday

For the 2022 summer season we will be open from April 22nd-October 31st 

 

ABOUT THE AOC

Asheville Outdoor Center has been providing quality, affordable, relaxing and fun-filled trips since 1992. Our staff provides excellent customer service because we genuinely care about our customers and it is what they deserve. We believe that an amazing experience on the French Broad river helps raise awareness for protecting our wildlife and keeping our waterways clean. We at the AOC are eager to share our knowledge about our river and the surrounding areas to help make the best of your stay in Asheville.

 

Come down and enjoy all of the great festivities the AOC has to offer. Bring a picnic to enjoy at one of our picnic tables before or after your trip. We also offer our grounds for a variety of outdoor events.

See y'all soon!

 

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!

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MEET BEN CROWE

Owner

Ben Crowe took ownership of the AOC in 2017, and was a part of the crew for several years prior to taking on this role. Ben loves fishing, paddling, good friends, and doing everything he can to give you the best experience possible on the river.

 

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29 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ON THE FRENCH BROAD RIVER

7 MILE STRETCH OF SELF-GUIDED CALM-WATER RIVER PADDLING

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2.5 HOUR RIVER TRIP, DEPENDING ON WEATHER & WATER LEVELS

1 AWESOME TRIP YOU CAN'T HELP BUT LOVE

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"We had the best experience!! We got the tandem kayak rental and really enjoyed our float down the river. I would highly recommend Asheville Outdoor Center to anyone!"