Mile 0 to 11: French Broad River Movie Update (with video)

Our plan to go from Mile 0 of the French Broad River to 149 at the Rankin Bottoms in Tennessee was in immediate jeopardy when we were told by several people that the put in at the headwaters of the French Broad River had a private put in and was likely too shallow to raft.

Lying in bed unable to sleep the night before we started our journey of rafting the entire river in sections, I tried to decide on whether we should get up early and try to put the boat in as the sun came up, ask for permission at Headwaters Outfitters to use their private access, or just start as suggested by our river guide book to start in Champion Park in Rosman, NC.

French Broad River, Rosman, NC, Headwaters Outfitters, Island Ford River Access, Asheville

We’re off on the French Broad River!

We decided to just go to Headwaters and ask about the possibility of us putting in there and if they thought our raft could get through that section of the river.

You can watch a short video summary of our trip below:


In short, our plan is to make a movie about the French Broad River, the people who use it, and the political and social issues that surround it.

Let us know if you have thoughts, questions, or suggestions. Thanks for checking out this update on our project!

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