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THE BEST GEAR, BOATS & STAFF AROUND.

FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

8:30am-6:00pm

Headwaters Outfitters is dedicated to providing family-friendly outings for everyone: from big groups of 20 family members to the most elite fisher men and women! Our customer service is unmatched and we’re proud of that. That’s why as a small family owned and operated outfitter, we are passionate about sharing our knowledge of WNC’s natural resources, our love for Appalachian Mountains, and the outdoor recreation opportunities found along the French Broad River Watershed!

Upcoming Events

Sun 19

Native Stream Banks with Southern Highlands Reserve

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
25 Parkway Road
May 01

Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle

May 1 @ 3:15 pm - 8:00 pm
25 Parkway Rd
May 14

Paddling Film Festival World Tour 2020

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
36 E Main St.
RATED NUMBER ONE ON TRIPADVISOR!

  •   Another great trip for my son and I with Chris. As always Chris put us right on the fish. We caught quite a few and several really nice one's. Chris... read more

    Jim P
    11/23/2019
  •   We took a half day fly fishing trip through Headwaters and couldnt have been happier with our experience. The guide we were paired with was Gavin and you could... read more

    FlatsFishingFLFamily
    11/04/2019
  •   My adult sons and I had planned a weekend hiking and camping in Pisgah forest, and as an afterthought I contacted several local outfitters to try and fit in a... read more

    Santeelaw
    10/22/2019
  •   We enjoyed a peaceful, scenic self-guided canoe trip down the French Broad River. Because it was fall, we had the whole river to ourselves. We saw deer and... read more

    hagwitch
    10/17/2019
  •   We used them to support our 3 day kayak/canoe camping trip. Great source of information pre-trip. Their first night campsite was nice and they ran shuttle for a... read more

    gbergen
    10/15/2019
  •   It turned out we were the only participants on our Discovery at Dusk adventure. It was a very relaxing trip (due to the low water level and only the... read more

    wendyjog2018
    10/11/2019
  •   Prior to this week I didn’t know which end of a fly rod was the business end. But after a couple days with the staff at Headwaters I still can’t... read more

    chrispI5720XX
    10/10/2019
  •   We were fortunate enough to choose this company for our group kayaking adventure. We had 24 people (14 of which were under the age of 12). Headwater Outfitters... read more

    NanciePritchard
    10/01/2019
  •   What a relaxing morning of kayaking. The Headwaters personnel could not have been easier to work with. The kind and professional staff was quite helpful and a highly recommend this... read more

    Lberger2
    9/27/2019
  •   enjoyed it, even though we truned over once. good exercise, well run operation. good equipment. nice quiet stream,

    jnbaskin
    9/24/2019

NEED A BREW, WINE OR CIDER?

LOCAL TAPS FROM ACROSS THE FRENCH BROAD RIVER VALLEY!

Winter Hours: Tuesday-Friday 2pm-6pm Saturday & Sunday 12pm-7pm

After a day on the water, there’s no better way to end than a great drink, friendly faces and a place to bring the two together at our new Forks of the River Tap Room!

12 Taps | 6 Packs | Dozens of Rotating Local Brews | Wine | Cider | Food Trucks | Non-Alcoholic Available | Family/Dog-Friendly During the Day

(21+ Valid ID Card is necessary to purchase any alcoholic beverage, no exceptions)

DART NIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY, 6:30pm — Spots are limited!

SEA KAYAKING ON BEAR LAKE

Explore a High Elevation Mountain Lake with Cascading Sols Creek Falls

BASS CHARTERS AVAILABLE

Cruise on a nice boat, tossing light tackle for big bass.

Guide Approved Gear

Beat the cold,  Enjoy Winter Fishing 

COVID-19 Updates
The current update as of April 1st, due to Governor's Order: Going forward until April 29th or further notice:
  • Our Retail Shop is CLOSED and:
    Offering ONLINE Shopping and Gift Cards
    Orders shipped out next business day
    For Call-in orders or order questions please EMAIL US.
  • The Forks of the River Taproom is CLOSED. 
    To-Go Beer orders available for pick-up Saturday 2-5pm. 
    Custom beer and wine orders available with prepayment
    orders can be placed via email or Facebook Messenger
    EMAIL HERE or Visit Us on FACEBOOK
  • Paddling Trips and Rentals
    We are postponing our opening day of paddling season until further notice
    All special events and guided paddling trips are postponed
    All shuttle services have been suspended
    Canoe and Kayak rentals suspended
  • Fishing Trips and Classes
    All Guide Trips and Classes are Postponed Through April 29th- For inquires please EMAIL

We appreciate your support and patience during this time. We will be available for questions, orders and reservations via phone and email. We will continue to provide updates when necessary. From our Headwaters Family to Yours, we send prayers that you and your loved ones stay safe.

The Whitmire Family

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