|Kayaking the New River
Our New River Kayaks Trips
New River attracts canoeists, anglers, rafters,
kayakers, rock climbers, bird watchers, and
a host of other outdoor enthusiasts from across
the country. NROC maintains a fleet of sit-on-top and sit-in recreational kayaks. These kayaks are very stable and easy to handle making them an excellent choice for paddlers just entering the sport, anglers who want to control their own vessel, or teens who want to follow the family on their own. Our kayaks have an easy entry cockpit, a comfortable seat, and optimum knee and legroom. A mix of canoes and kayaks allows everyone in the group to try it out making it a great option for that odd person out in your group. Paddlers will be given a thorough river orientation
and a detailed map of the river trip they
are undertaking. In addition, basic paddling
instruction can be provided to the novice
paddler. Next, you will be shuttled to the
launch site where you will embark on your
adventure. Please note that the lengths of
the trips listed below are an estimate of how
long they may take you to float. How fast
or slow you paddle and the river level are
just two factors that can cause your trip
to be shorter or longer. For all trips, there
will be a negotiated pick-up time at the take-out.
contact us if you wish to plan an overnight
trip on The New. We will be glad to assist
you in your trip planning.
- Please show up ON TIME and READY TO GO!
- All our boat rentals include the shuttle.
- In order to enhance the quality of our world-class
fishery, NROC practices strict CPR
(Catch, Photo, and Release) of all fish caught
in the New River, and we ask that our clients
do the same.
discount on livery services for groups of 20 or more,
discount on livery services, any day, regardless of group
size for Virginia Tech or Radford students with valid
college ID, Boy and Girl Scout troops on official troop
outings, church youth groups in which at least half the
participants are under 18, and active military. (Excludes
guided fishing trips.)
|Pricing (Excludes 5.3% Sales Tax)
Trips (Includes Camping Fees)
one night (Eggleston to Bluff City camping at Whitt-Riverbend Park). Call for pricing on extended night trips.
Trips - All of our day trips run on these three
#6: (6 miles) Eggleston to Pembroke
Description: This run has one strong Class
II, two milder class II's, and several Class
I's and riffles.
#7: (2.5 miles) Pembroke to Ripplemead
Description: One Class II at the put-in,
but the rest are easy riffles and Class
#8: (8.5 miles) Ripplemead to Bluff City
Description: Some of the best paddling in
Virginia. There is one strong Class II rapid
and numerous milder Class II's and I's that
liven up this float. An overall great paddling
Trips - We utilize the sections below plus our
day trips for our overnight trips.
#1: (4 miles) Radford Dam to Bisset Park
Description: A great relaxing or starter
#2: (6 miles) Bisset Park to Pepper's Ferry
Description: This section has one Class
II rapid as well as a sole Class I and some
riffles. This is a very gentle section.
#3: (8.5 miles) Pepper's Ferry to Whitethorne
Description: Has a Class I to II rapid with
a number of riffles. It also has a strong
class II+ series of ledges and a drop off
at the end.
#4: (7 miles) Whitethorne to McCoy
Description: Plenty of flat water and numerous
riffles. This run also has a strong class
II rapid, best run on the right side.
#5: (2.5 miles) McCoy to Eggleston
Description: Fairly mild and gentle waters
with some rapids.
River Water Levels and Weather Forecasts
visit our river/weather
information page to view USGS and weather.com
links for the current river levels and weather conditions
in our area.
renting 4 boats or less: $25/boat payment due
at time of reservation.
|Groups renting 5 boats or more & all overnight
trips: 50% of total due at time of reservation.
|ANY TRIP booked within 24 hours of trip time: Full payment due at time of reservation.
remaining balance is due at check-in. The overall
total will include a 5.3% sales tax.
deposits must be made with a credit card. We accept
Mastercard or Visa only. Please call 540-921-7438
with CC information. Your balance may be paid with
cash, credit card, or check. A $25 fee will apply
to any returned checks.
groups of 4 boats or less - Before 24 hours of reservation date: Your deposit
will be refunded minus a $20 cancellation
fee. Within 24 hours of reservation
date: You will forfeit your entire deposit.
groups of 5 boats or more & all overnight trips - Before 72 hours of your reservation date: You have
3 days from the time of cancellation to reschedule
a comparable trip of equal value. Your deposit
(minus a $50 rescheduling fee) will be applied
to the new trip. If your group does not reschedule
within the 3 days, your entire deposit will
be forfeited. Should your group reschedule,
and have to cancel again, your entire deposit
will be forfeited automatically. Within 72 hours of your reservation date: Your entire
deposit will be forfeited.
|ANY TRIP booked within 24 hours of trip time - Your entire deposit will be forfeited.
|NROC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule
your trip should river conditions be too dangerous
for your scheduled trip. Such cancellations
may occur at any time and without prior notification.
refunds will be made because of poor fishing
or swimming conditions, overcast skies, rain
or chance of rain, or late arrival.
your trip is cancelled by NROC due
to the aforementioned conditions, your trip
will be rescheduled, any payments will be
refunded, or you will be issued a voucher.
call us or check our website if you are unsure
of the weather conditions especially in the
spring when river conditions may be fluctuating.
NROC will make every effort to contact
you ASAP if your trip is cancelled.
|*Due to scheduling limitations, there are
no exceptions to these policies.*
read the liability
waiver form and/or parent
permission forms. Sign the forms and either
mail them to us with your deposit check or bring
them with you upon arrival to help speed up the the