521 Amboy Road, Asheville, NC 28806 

(828) 232-1970

Welcome to the AOC! We have proudly offered calm-water river paddling trips on the French Broad River for 29 years. 

We are open for the 2020 season with limited availability and special processes for Covid-19.  Please book your trip early to save your spot!

SCHEDULE:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

May:  Friday - Sunday and Monday Memorial Day

June:  Thursday - Sunday

July:  Thursday - Sunday

August:  Thursday - Sunday

September:  Friday - Sunday

October: Weekends - Weather Dependent

If you are interested in a special trip during an off day for a group of 4 or more please use the contact form to send a detailed request

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

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!

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

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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!"

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