Kiosks help us tell the story

RiverLink and MountainTrue have developed informational kiosks for each river access point along the French Broad River Paddle Trail with a grant from the North Carolina Recreational Trails Program. Each kiosk focuses on historical and natural features of the river, as well as paddle trail information including maps and boater resources.

These kiosks aid users and educate the public about our watershed, river and our region.  Over 30  NC DOT River Access signs were designed and installed that help direct users to the river  so they can launch their rafts, canoes, kayaks and fishing boats into our beautiful river or take  a swim.   The kiosks were identified by an advisory committee and a needs survey  conducted for  paddle trail users as an essential information service for the public’s use and enjoyment.

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Information sign at Westfeldt Park in Henderson County.

The French Broad River Paddle Trail is a recreational watercraft trail created and operated by RiverLink and MountainTrue.  The paddle trail facilitates the public access to and camping on over 140 miles of the French Broad River, from the headwaters in Rosman, North Carolina to Douglas Lake in Tennessee. RiverLink’s campsites are free (www.riverlink.org). MountainTrue’s campsites require a small fee (www.frenchbroadpaddle.com).  All campsites require a reservation by phone or web. Both websites have an on-line interactive map and downloadable app.

There are campsites approximately every 8-10 miles on the banks of the river along the trail, available for public use. There are a variety of lodging, restaurants, trails, and other visitor opportunities along the way.

The French Broad River Paddle Trail protects our water resources though recreation and conservation of our riparian corridors, builds stewardship for the river, and provides a unique recreation resource for our region. The American Trails Association states that “paddle trails build and maintain a land ethic or stewardship among river users, riparian landowners to set value for land and water management protecting rivers and water quality.”

The Paddle Trail  connects to the Tennessee French Broad River Blueway.


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Kiosks help us tell the story

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