French Broad Pod

Settlers called wide streams "broads". They came across this river that ran northwest into what was then French territory, and eventually joined the mighty Mississippi. As a result, it was named the French Broad River.

Unique plants and animals distinguish the French Broad River Basin.

The French Broad River is one of the oldest and most playful whitewater rivers in Western North Carolina.

It is used as a source of recreation for fishing, rafting, and canoeing.

It flows north.

French Broad River