Headwaters Outfitters

For more than 30 years, the family behind Headwaters Outfitters has been discovering, planning, and taking their customers on memorable trips across the French Broad River watershed in Western North Carolina.

Headwaters is the area's top resource for family-friendly paddling, tubing and fly-fishing excursions. You won't regret taking a short day trip to Rosman, North Carolina to explore our area's great outdoors! The shop is loaded with top of the line paddling and fly fishing gear, gift shop items, local goods and more.

Directly beside the paddle and fly shop sits "Forks of the River Taproom"; a local and visitors favorite watering hole that is proud to showcase 12 rotating taps, all brewed along the French Broad Watershed! Drafts, cans and bottles, as well as to-go beer is available.

Food trucks are open April-October.

Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome.

Come join us at the river, make yourself at home and stay a while!

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Tickets From $50.00

From our, River Shop begins the French Broad Rivers long journey to the sea and we get to provide river excursions, canoeing and kayaking river trips on the...

Tickets From $20.00

Cool off and enjoy “Mountain Style” tubing on this family friendly adventure on the Upper French Broad River. A scenic, refreshing and hassle free adventure!

General Information
  • Information Sheet: https://Greenville.simpleviewcrm.com/sched/getfilebykey.cfm?filekey=1c9dbf77-ff7a-436b-a80e-6a6a8c445b87
  • Days Open: 7 Days Weekly
  • Hours of Operation: 8 AM - 6 PM
  • ADA Compliant:
  • Free Wifi:
  • Payment Methods Accepted:
    • Cash
    • Check
    • Contactless Payment
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • Master Card
    • Visa
  • Discounts Offered:
    • Group Discounts
    • Military
  • Minutes To GSP Airport: 75
  • Minutes To Downtown Greenville: 72
  • Minutes to Greenville Convention Center: 80
  • Miles to Greenville Convention Center: 49
  • Miles to Bon Secours Wellness Arena: 73
  • Bus Parking Available:
  • Pet-Friendly:
  • Parking Fee: $0.00
  • Outdoor Picnic Area:
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Jun 05 2024- Aug 07 2024

June 19

Dates vary between June 5, 2024 - August 7, 2024

Welcome to the Fork’s Foundation Class! This course is designed to lay a strong foundation in fly fishing, specifically curated for 12-15 year olds. Students will enjoy a full...

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July 21

Jul. 21

Ever wonder why trout look at your fly and swims away? Catching trout is not just about having the right fly, it's about presenting it well. To present a fly well, you need to...

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Sep 06 2024- Sep 27 2024

September 06

Recurring weekly on Friday until Sep. 27 2024

On select Friday’s in May and September, Headwaters Outfitters offer their most popular guided canoe trip “Discovery at Dusk”. Discovery at Dusk is a series of guided, evening...

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Sep 07 2024- Aug 23 2025

September 07

Dates vary between September 7, 2024 - August 23, 2025

Take your fly fishing experiences to the next level by mastering one of the essential skills of presenting a fly with precise casting. This class will make you a better caster...

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Oct 03 2024- Oct 31 2024

October 03

Recurring weekly on Thursday until Oct. 31 2024

Bear Lake, also referred to as Bear Creek Lake, covers 500 acres and features 13 miles of shoreline. Bear Lake was created in the 1950s by damming the east fork of the...

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Oct 05 2024- Oct 26 2024

October 05

Recurring weekly on Saturday until Oct. 26 2024

Every October, Headwaters Outfitters offers its ever-popular fall series of guided canoe trips on the French Broad River. Their “Colors of the Fall” guided paddling trips...

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October 06

Oct. 06

The most successful anglers are versatile and adaptive. The Advanced Angler Tactics course will teach you how to interpret the trout’s behavior to modify your approach. The...

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