French Broad

I’d like to paddle an NRS Outlaw inflatable from Marshall (below Marshall Dam) to Barnard take out/put in. I’m aware of Redmond Dam but want to know if the river in that section (section 8) is suitable for an advanced beginner. any help is appreciated. thanks!

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On the following linked page, fill in FRENCH BROAD then in the

Min Class/Max Class boxes choose levels

Google Images follows suit with ‘River point to point’ maybe a spinoff of AmRiv ?

for example, using Google Maps with Topozone or Bing or GooEarth, choose a bridge or rapid at eg Upper Black Eddy, enter those search terms n find there’s a photo of that area.

It’s Eric Warner !
example, a search for the beautiful ‘Skagit River canoe kayak raft’ and here’s the S Bend with


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Thanks. I had found these and that led to my post. Still searching for info on section 8. I don`t think many people paddle this stretch. Maybe I should be posting in a different section?

thete are a number of rafting companies

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That raft the FB below Marshall. The Blue Heron is one, and there are several others on the road to Hot Springs. You might give one a call or stop in and ask them.

Section 8 is a class I-II paddle at normal levels. I did it a couple years ago and recall only 1 class II. If you have any easy rapid experience I think you should be fine. We put in directly below the Redmond dam to avoid the lake and portage.