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Although all of our trips on the river are self guided, the following guided trips are available:


Riverside Canoe Guided Paddling Trips

on the New River.


Our guided canoe/camping trips are a great way to explore and discover the beautiful and scenic New River. We will paddle sections of the river that are appropriate for novice as well as seasoned paddlers. Our camping will be at some State Park areas and private campgrounds, all along the river. Our trips range from one night to five nights depending on your preference. We offer several trip options, all customized to suit your needs and abilities. Riverside Canoe provides most of the camping gear, food, and all of the necessary paddling equipment. Your guide is very experienced at paddling and camping and knows the river very well. This can be a “ learn as you go” experience for novice paddlers or experienced paddlers can draw from the guide’s expertise and learn new paddling techniques to refine their own.

Sampler Trip.....2 days, 1 night.  Cost per person: $250.00 (plus tax)

Day 1:  Start here at Riverside Canoe and paddle to the Alleghany Access of the New River State park. This is a 3 hour paddling trip.  Paddling time can be extended by putting in further up river.  Camp at Alleghany Access which is a canoe-in only park with primitive camping only. 

Day 2:  Paddle from the Alleghany Access to the 93 bridge in Virginia.  This is about a one hour paddle.  Again, the paddling time can be extended by going further down river.

There are more alternates to this trip.  Call for info.

Trip # 1..... 3 days, 2 nights.  Cost per person: $375.00

Day 1:  Start at NC 88 and paddle to the Wagoner Access of the New River State Park. This is approximately a 2 hour paddle.  Camp at the Wagoner Access.

Day 2:  Paddle from Wagoner to the 221 Access of the New River State Park.  This is about a 5 hour paddle and will require at least one portage around a low water bridge.  Camp at the 221 Access.

Day 3:  Paddle from 221 to Riverside Canoe.  This is a 4 hour paddle.

There are more alternates for Trip 1.  Call for more info.

Trip # 2...4 days, 3 nights.  Cost per person: $500.00

Day 1:   Start at NC 88 and paddle to the Wagoner Access.  Camp at Wagoner.

Day 2:    Paddle from Wagoner to the 221 Access.  Camp at 221.

Day 3:  Paddle from 221 to Riverside Canoe.  Camp in camping cabins.

Day 4:  Paddle from Riverside to the 93 bridge in Virginia.

There are more alternates for Trip 2.  Call for more info.

Our guided trips are available from April until the end of October.

Guided trips are limited to 8 - 10 people plus the guide. Trip schedules are booked on Sunday through Thursday nights. Special arrangements must be made for weekend trips. Guided trips are great for families, business groups, bachelor/bachelorette celebrations, corporate team building, or anyone who just wants to get away.   Reservations are required.




Throughout the summer, we also offer pre-scheduled guided specialty trips. 

Shadows Shadows At Duskat Dusk
Enjoy a leisurely paddle at dusk on the New River with one of our guides.
Trips available every Friday evening throughout the summer and early fall.
We’ll start 2 hours before sunset at around 7pm and end at approximately 9pm.
Rate: Canoe: $25.00 per person.  Kayak: $30.00 per person.

Includes canoe or kayak, snacks and guide. Good times will be had by all!

Reservations required
Rain checks will be given in case of inclement weather.