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Twin River Outfitters

653 Lowe St, Buchanan, VA 24066-5509
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So Much Fun!!!

Our family went kayaking for the first time yesterday and we had a blast! The folks at Twin Rivers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cora C
Hohenfels, Germany

As always the river doesnt disappoint! The staff was kind and informative. The water was higher... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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TWIN RIVER OUTFITTERS is a paddle sports business that rents canoes, kayaks, rafts, and river tubes. We are located just 25 minutes from downtown Roanoke VA. We run Upper James river in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. TRO offers its customers fun and safe river trips that range from lazy river to whitewater paddling experiences with true mountain views. We offer a variety of single day and multi-day river based camping trips. We are the oldest and most experienced outfitter operating on the Upper James River and have been safely running paddle trips since 1978. We maintain the largest kayak and canoe rental fleets in this part of the state with lots of types of canoe and kayak models to choose from.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“canoe trip” (4 reviews)
“safety video” (3 reviews)
“life jackets” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
653 Lowe St, Buchanan, VA 24066-5509
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family went kayaking for the first time yesterday and we had a blast! The folks at Twin Rivers couldn't be more helpful, more professional or more just downright friendly! As the openly nervous member of our family, they were quick to reassure and happy...More

Thank Cora C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always the river doesnt disappoint! The staff was kind and informative. The water was higher than normal from the rains but was so relaxing!!

Thank E F O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Twin River Outfitters is an experienced outfitter offering canoes and kayaks. Equipment is well maintained. The Class III rapids are very easy to negotiate and are not long, so if your wife is complaining that your chosen trip has rapids--tell her to chill. They are...More

Thank 89frederickl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented canoes and took the Springwood to Buchanann trip. The people at Twin River Outfitter couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. We had a wonderful fishing trip down the Upper James River through crystal clear waters and definitely plan to do it again!

1  Thank Henrietta B
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Twin River is an excellent outfitter. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. We rented one canoe and one kayak, and both boats were in very good shape. We took overnight trip from Eagle Rock and paddled down river to Buchanan, Virginia (22-miles), spending one...More

Thank chriswagner520
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was my first time using this outfitter. I found the staff to be extremely friendly and knowledgable. We rented one canoe and one kayak, and both boats were in very good shape. Their shop is well stocked with the necessities of canoeing and kayaking....More

Thank John H
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Twin River Outfitters provide access to the James River on a made to order basis. Have utilized their rental service for overnight camping trips and for boats to fish/float the scenic James River. Tube rentals also available. They provide good equipment, PFD's and safety instruction...More

Thank BlueridgeCharlie
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Just got off the river, paddling Buchanan to Alpine, stayed at their campground and used their shuttle service. John was very accommodating as we changed dates three times. Smooth shuttle transition and detailed maps of all Rapids on River. Some confusion when we arrived at...More

Thank foemmel
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We just returned from the Eagle Rock 2 day/1 night trip. The staff at TRO were so friendly and helpful. We were provided a detailed map, as many dry bags and boxes as we needed, drinking water, life jackets, and of course the canoe and...More

Thank PittsburghChels
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I had booked a kayaking trip for my sister and I and was pleased with the experience. The employees were friendly and trip itself was enjoyable. I did get the feeling that they work with a lot of repeat customers, as most of the directions...More

Thank sara2022
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