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New River Canoe & Kayak Trips

We have several canoe and kayak trips for your enjoyment on the river.  We offer 2, 4, 6, & 8 hour day trips as well as many overnight trips.  For most of our trips we'll drive you up the road and you'll paddle back to our location.  We also have trips where we put you in here at Riverside Canoe and pick you up at a designated location in Virginia.

Trips paddling back to our location:

2 hour trip (5 miles).  Put in at Plum Nearly Rd.

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4 hour trip (9 miles).  Put in at 221 State Park Access

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6 hour trip (11 miles).  Put in at Fulton Reeves Rd.

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8 hour trip (13 miles).  Put in at J.E. Gentry Rd.

(this trip may require a low water bridge portage).

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*There are times when we offer a trip putting in at the Wagoner Access of the New River State Park which is a 10 - 11 hour (20 mile) trip and may require 2 low water bridge portages.

We recommend doing this trip over a 2 day period.

Trips starting at our location and paddling into Virginia:

4 hour trip (9 miles).  Put in here and paddle to the 93 bridge in Virginia for pick up.

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6 - 7 hour trip (about 11 miles).  Put in here and paddle to Cox's Chapel (also known as Bridal's Creek) in Virginia for pick up.  This trip requires a portage around a dam.

It is recommended that only experienced paddlers take this trip.

Note:  Often times you will hear us refer to trips as "up river" or "down river". This only refers to where we are putting you in (up the road, or put in here).  All trips follow the flow of the river.

Our canoes will accommodate two adults and up to two small children, depending on size.

(There are times that we allow three adults in a canoe, but that would be depending on water level).

In our livery stock, we have Old Town Discovery and some Wenonah canoes.

For kayaks, we have Perception Tribe (sit on top) and Perception Prodigy (cockpit).

Our rentals include the boat, paddles, life jackets, and shuttle.

We recommend that everyone wear a life jacket.  NC law requires that there must be a life jacket for each person in each boat at all times.  Anyone under 13, must wear a life jacket at all times. 

 

We strongly recommend that eveyone going on the river in canoes, kayaks, or tubes wear some kind of protective footwear.  Water shoes work best, but old sneakers will do.  We do not recommend sandals or flip flops.

We do not recommend taking keys, wallets, cell phones or other valuables on the river.  Normally, we ask that you lock your valuables and personal items in your car and leave the keys with us. 

 

June, July, August and all holidays are very busy.  Although we welcome walk-ins, we strongly recommend reservations during the week. Reservations are required on week ends and holidays.

 

 

 

 

The Weather in the mountains can be unpredictable.  If you are not sure of weather conditions, please call us at 336-982-9439 and we will keep you updated.  Or visit our local weather at:

www.raysweather.com