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Canoe, SUP, & Kayak Rentals

General Kayak Rentals

Back Country Ski & Sports rents kayaks for the day. Pick up your boat at either their Salem or Blacksburg location, hit the river of your choice, and return to the boat when you're done.

  • 540.552.6400 (Blacksburg) or 540.389-8602 (Salem)

James River Rentals

Twin River Outfitters
Twin River Outfitters offers canoe, kayak, and tube rentals for the James River.

  • 540.261.7334
  • Located in Buchanan (map it)

Craig Creek Rentals

Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing
Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing offers canoe rentals for Craig Creek, and guided trips on the New and James Rivers.

  • 800.782.0779
  • Located in New Castle (map it)

Lake Rentals

Bridgewater Marina
Located on Smith Mountain Lake, Bridgewater Marina rents canoes and kayaks from their location at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.

  • 800.729.1639
  • Located in Smith Mountain Lake State Park (map it)

Smith Mountain Wake Company
Largest selection of wake boards at Smith Mountain Lake. Huge inventory of wake boards, wake skates, wake surfers, tubes, skis, apparel, and more.
  They rent SUP (stand up paddleboards) and offer wake and surf boarding instruction.  Like them on Facebook.

  • 540-721-9253
  • Located at Smith Mountain Lake (map it)

Parrot Cove
Located on Smith Mountain Lake, Parrot Cove rents tandem kayaks (as well as ski boats, house boats, pontoons, etc.).

  • 800.488.4516
  • Located in Moneta (map it)

Carvins Cove Natural Reserve
Carvins Cove is the 2nd larget municipal park in the U.S. and includes an 800 acre lake that limits boats to 10HP engines or less. You can rent a kayak, row boat or paddle boat for $5/hr or $15/day.

  • 540.563.9170
  • Located in Roanoke (map it)

Douthat State Park
In addition to their incredible trail network, Douthat State Park has a 50-acre lake with Jonboats, canoe, paddleboat, hydrobike, and funyak rentals. Available April through October.

  • 540.862.8100
  • Located near Clifton Forge (map it)

Claytor Lake Water Sports
Claytor Lake Water Sports rents canoes and kayaks on Claytor Lake

  • 540.731.8683
  • Located inside Claytor Lake State Park (map it)

New River Rentals

Tangent Outfitters
Tangent Outfitters offers canoe rentals for the New River (Pembroke location) and tube rentals (Radford location).

  • Pembroke location: 540.626.4567 (map it)
  • Radford location: 540.731.5202 (map it)

New River Canoe Livery
The New River Canoe Livery has been renting canoes on the New River for more than 20 years.

  • 540.599.2597
  • Located in Pembroke (map it)

New River Outdoor Company
New River Outdoor Company provides canoe and kayak rentals for the New River.

  • 540.921.7438
  • Located in Pembroke (map it)

Little River

On The Water
Located in Floyd, VA, On The Water offers kayak and canoe rentals, as well as guided trips on the Little River.

  • 540.838.1877
  • Located in Floyd, VA (map it)

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