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Westfeldt River Park

Westfeldt River Park

Westfeldt River Park
Hwy. 280 and Fanning Bridge Rd.
Fletcher, NC
828-697-4884
 
  • This park offers access to the French Broad River with a floatingĀ boat ramp.
  • This section of the river is a slow-moving, sometimes shallow section of the river that is more ideal for kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards.
  • This section of the French Broad River is surrounded by trees and farmland, and is a great place to see wildlife.
  • Located near the Henderson and Buncombe County border.
  • The park also offers a few walking paths, picnic tables and an open field area. The boat ramp is a good spot to fish.
  • Nearby river put-ins are at Horse Shoe Bend River Access Park (11 miles upstream), Lazy Otter Outfitters (7 miles upstream) and Bent Creek River Park (8.5 miles downstream).
  • Suggested paddle trip: start at Westfeldt Park and paddle to Firefighter Island (7 miles downstream), which is a secluded-feeling island on the left side of the river. When the water is low, go around the left side of the island and access from the downstream end of the island. When water is higher, you can go around either side and access from the lower end of the island. Continue downstream to Bent Creek River Park to exit the river.