Welcome to the AOC! We have proudly offered calm-water river paddling trips on the French Broad River for 28 years. 

521 AMBOY ROAD

ASHEVILLE, NC 28806

(828) 232-1970

9am-5pm

 

Gift Cards Available - Click "Book" button above to purchase

We are closed for 2019 Season

*April: Friday-Sunday  June-August: Open Tuesday-Sunday

* May & September: Thursday-Sunday  October: Closed for the season

 

 

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 the kids and discover new treasures at our gem mine. Enjoy a delicious local brew from the tap room by the river. We offer outdoor games such as corn hole, ping pong, and beach volleyball. We also offer our grounds for a variety of outdoor events.

 

See y'all soon!

MEET THE TEAM

BEN CROWE

Owner

Ben Crowe has been part of the AOC family for several years, and took ownership of the business in 2017. Ben loves fishing, paddling, good friends, and doing everything he can to give you the best experience possible on the river. He's known for doing flips on the badminton court, running river rescues, and pulling out lost treasures from strainers.

Caleb

Julia

 

MEET THE TEAM

BEN CROWE

Owner

Ben Crowe has been part of the AOC family for several years, and took ownership of the business in 2017. Ben loves fishing, paddling, good friends, and doing everything he can to give you the best experience possible on the river. 

Jon

Matt (Woo Woo)

Caleb

Julia

 Seth

The Flying J

The Silver Bullet

Chicken Sandwich

Chicken Club

 

FAQs

28

7

27 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ON THE FRENCH BROAD RIVER

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

2.5

1

2.5 HOUR RIVER TRIP, DEPENDING ON WEATHER & WATER LEVELS

1 AWESOME TRIP YOU CAN'T HELP BUT LOVE

MORE INFORMATION

 

THE TAPROOM

Check out the River Oasis Taproom after your float for a cool beverage on the river. Spend the whole day with us, and enjoy our sand volleyball, corn hole, basketball, ping pong, and other activities on our beautiful river-front land. We love hosting events, too, so let us know if we can help you!

Contact Dave Donnell for event information:

(828) 231-5113

"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!"

CONTACT THE AOC

WRITE OR CALL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
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