James River Adventures

COVID-19 UPDATE: We take the safety of our customers, staff and their families very seriously. We are monitoring and abiding by national, state, and local safety guidelines and procedures. Hourly canoe, kayak and standup paddleboard rentals are available starting Saturday, May 1st, 2021. All bookings and waivers must be completed online 24 hours prior to a rental. Visit our Services page to learn more about our new safety and booking procedures, and how you can get out and enjoy the James!

Join us for a fun day on the James River!

James River Adventures offers opportunities for exploring and enjoying the scenic James by canoe, kayak, standup paddleboard, tube, or – coming soon batteau!

Visit us at Riveredge Park in Madison Heights. We offer canoe and kayak rentals to people of all skill levels. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to learn more about nature, and to experience the river’s history, health, and future while having fun and enjoying its beauty.

Our Mission is to connect youth with river-based learning experiences that inspire confidence, ecological understanding, nature appreciation, and conservation action. ​Students will be given paddling instructions, safety guidelines and will spend the week with our American Canoe Association and Wilderness First Responder trained staff. During their week at camp, our campers will learn new skills and have heaps of fun along the way!  Campers will learn proper paddling techniques and water safety with lots of land based activities as well! Our on-the-water explorations engage students with new skills, scientific techniques, and historical insight to better understand and enjoy the James River!

Plan your next adventure!

James River Adventures
150 Rocky Hill Road
Madison Heights, VA 24572

Hours of operation:

May, 2021 – August 2021