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CANOEING THE NEW RIVER

The New RiverThe second oldest river in the world, the New River winds through the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. Offering unsurpassed scenic beauty, it is home to diverse wildlife, including species found no where else in the world. You will also find good fishing spots and delightful shallow water areas to play in.

We are on the New River after the North and South Forks converge; where the water is deeper and wider. With more water, more out crops, more breath taking beauty, you get to experience the whole river.

Whether you are interested in a leisurely day of paddling, riding some rapids, or an overnight trip on the river, we can help you plan the perfect outing. We use Old Town canoes and kayaks exclusively, and our New River Campstore is stocked with all of the supplies that you could need.

Relaxing on the NewIf you would rather have a relaxing day camping at the river, or need to entertain a large group in a scenic environment, we can accommodate you. We have a mile of river frontage for camping, and our large pavilion can accommodate your group for a day of fun at the river.

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia, in Alleghany and Grayson counties, New River Campground Canoeing and Kayaking is the place to go for your vacation on the historic waters of the New River.



OUR MOST POPULAR RIVER TRIPS

River TripsAll of our New River trips originate from New River Campground Canoeing and Kayaking. We provide shuttle service to the put in point. All of our basic packages end at New River Campground, so there is no long shuttle back to your waiting campsite or vehicle after a day on the river.
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Registration should be completed at least thirty minutes prior to departure time. During the Fall, on Monday through Thursday, we will only have one trip, which leaves at 11:00 a.m. and must be made by reservation prior to the trip.  If someone has a special request for an earlier time or has a special need, please call the store for more information.


SPRING SCHEDULE
Canoe and Kayak Trips

Tube Trips

Monday - Thursday
11:00 a.m. only (call office for special reservation needs)
12:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
Sunday
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. (5 mile trip only)
12:00 p.m.

SUMMER SCHEDULE
Canoe and Kayak TripsTube Trips
Monday
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. --
12:00 p.m.
--
Tuesday
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. --
12:00 p.m.--
Wednesday
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. --
12:00 p.m.--
Thursday
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. --
12:00 p.m.--
Friday
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Saturday
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Sunday
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

FALL SCHEDULE
Canoe and Kayak TripsTube Trips
Monday - Thursday
11:00 a.m. only (call office for special reservation needs)
12:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
Sunday
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. (5 mile trip only)
12:00 p.m.

For other trip arrangements during the week, please call the office.  Large groups should get their paperwork into the store as early as possible to expedite their checking in. All rates quoted are for cash or check, the preferred method of payment. We also accept Mastercard and Visa. Starting March 2013, there will be a 3% surcharge on all credit card purchases.  Please allow 48 hours notice in the event of a cancellation to ensure a refund of your deposit.

Reservations are highly recommended on weekends and holidays. A $10.00 deposit will reserve equipment for you until your scheduled outing.

5 MILES: 706 to the campground. Contains Class I and Class II rapids. On average two to two and a half hours of paddling time at normal water levels, not including any stopping time you would like to take to swim, fish, or picnic, etc.

10 MILES: 601 to the campground. Contains Class I, Class II and one Class III rapids. The best section on the New River in this area for white water rapids. On average four to four and a half hours of paddling time at normal water levels, not including any stopping time you would like to take to swim, fish, or picnic, etc.

OVERNIGHT ADVENTURES: Overnight trips can be planned depending on your skill level, and the amount of paddling time you would like to have each day for up to a week. Overnight, riverside camping is available on all trips of two days or more. Family outings and group trips are also available. Shuttle service and departure times must be prearranged with canoe livery.

LIABILITY: All of us here at New River Campground do everything possible to ensure a safe and fun trip for you. However, we assume no responsibility for your safety, or for the loss of or damage to your belongings, or for the loss of or damage to our equipment. You will be required to sign a renters agreement and liability release. It is highly recommended that everyone wear their life jackets at all times while enjoying the New River.

DAILY RENTAL RATES

The rates given are for all day fun on all rentals.

Watercraft
Rate
Deposit
Occupancy
Additional Information
Canoe
$45.00
$25.00
*2
This includes the canoe, two paddles, two life jackets, and shuttle service for two. *Children under the age of eleven may ride as a third passenger on selected trips, depending on the water level and the degree of the rapids. We provide childrens personal floatation devices. There is a$6.00 per child charge for over two people.
Kayak
$30.00
$25.00
1

Ski Tube
$15.00
$10.00
1
We also have black tubes available to use as "cooler tubes" for your beverages, etc., for $5.00

SHUTTLE RATES

For those people bringing their own boats, we also offer drop off and pick-up shuttle service.

Watercraft New River Campground Campers Non-Campers
Canoe $20.00 $25.00
Kayak $15.00 $20.00

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