With the largest freshwater lake in Virginia, plus dozens of creeks and challenging rivers, there is no limit to the fun you can have on the water.
And you need the gear to do it in style.
Alleghany Outdoors rents kayaks, tubes, bikes, and rafts for your perfect trip in the Jackson River valley. Alleghany Outdoors is the contracted concessionaire outfitter of Alleghany County Parks and Recreation Department to provide both river and bike trail experiences.
Located on Smith Mountain Lake, Bridgewater Marina rents canoes and kayaks from Smith Mountain Lake State Park. State Park Rentals is conveniently located right on the beach in the park and features some of the most beautiful scenery on the lake. Rent a paddleboat, kayak, canoe, paddleboard, pontoon boat, runabout, waverunner, or tube, kneeboard, wakeboard, or skis.
Buffalo Mountain Adventures offers fully facilitated, all-inclusive, “build your own adventure” style trips, outdoor activities and retreats for small groups. We specialize in standup paddleboarding; climbing; and kayaking. BMA also hosts scenic tours of local attractions and educational workshops.
If you’re going fishing at Smith Mountain Lake or hiking on the Appalachian Trail, make sure you’re prepared with a stop at the Roanoke Gander Outdoors. The store has a tremendous assortment of the top brand-name gear as well as technical clothing designed to make your day more enjoyable.
Mountain 2 Island Paddleboard company is the leading Paddleboard company located on Claytor Lake, offering specialized stand up paddling services, from rentals and gear to complete instruction and awesome tours. Mountain 2 Island also sells paddleboards from some of the top brands in the industry.
Lessons and tours include:
Call or email email@example.com for availability.
Tubing from the Pembroke Boat Landing through the shoals and back to New River’s Edge is get fun for all ages. Unguided activities included with the cabin are canoeing, tubing, kayaking, basketball, crochet, horseshoes, and picnicking. Guided raft, canoe, kayak, and fishing trips are also available for a fee.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
No longer a kayaker, sell your old boat. Thinking about hiking the Appalachian Trail but don’t have a backpack, pick up a used one.
The Outdoor Gear Consignment Shop at Roanoke Mountain Adventures is a great way to get a little cash for that outdoor gear you no longer use, and it’s a great way to get a deal on that piece of gear you’ve been wanting but can’t justify buying at full retail price.
Come browse the current selection of gently used gear between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
And if you want to unload your gear, contact James or Dan at 540-525-8295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with descriptions, desired sales price and pictures (if available).
Your go to resource for paddle sports in the Roanoke Valley.
ROA is a paddle shop, guide service, and educational center located in Salem, VA.
Roanoke Mountain Adventures is a full service outfitter offering guided trips/rentals for mountain biking, road cycling, paddleboarding, kayaking, tubing and other activities.
Want to explore Roanoke on a e-bike? Check out there guided Views and Brews E-Bike Tour.
In addition RMA offers shuttles, instructional clinics and rentals for all their outdoor gear. They also have an Outdoor Gear Consignment shop at their location, selling used boats, bikes, outerwear and other outdoor gear.
Whether your passion is hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking or shooting, it’s important to have the right equipment when you head into the great outdoors. That’s why Sportsman’s Warehouse carries only top-quality, brand-name products for the serious outdoor enthusiast.
Twin River Outfitters is a full-service paddlesports business that rents canoes, kayaks, tubes, and rafts on the James, Maury, Jackson, and Cowpasture rivers. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains — only 25 minutes from Downtown Roanoke — Twin River is one of the largest river outfitters in the area. Established in 1978, TRO is an experienced river based business that runs a variety of safe, scenic, and fun river trips that appeal to all skill levels. In addition to a variety of day trips, they also offer multi-day and overnight trips that include riverside camping.
River tubing trips are 1.5 to 3 miles in length and feature great current, easy fun rapids, and typically great water levels all summer long. Trips include shuttles, life jackets, and commercial grade river tubes.
Located on the Virginia Tech campus, Venture Out provides fun and educational outdoor services to students, faculty, staff, as well as the general community. Their outdoor equipment rentals make it easier to explore the outdoors without having to commit to the cost of buying all the gear necessary. Available equipment includes: tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, stoves, chairs, canoes, mountain bikes, and more. See our website for rental rates.
Verus Kayaks is a specialty kayak company based out of Roanoke, Virginia. We pride ourselves in making the best carbon composite and HDPE plastic kayaks and accessories, with designs that are as unique as the paddlers who choose to use them. Getting people on the water is our goal, and we are constantly working to achieve that goal through our line of whitewater boats at Verus Kayaks and our recreational kayaks at Blue Ridge Boats and Boards.
Founded in 2017, Verus Kayaks started as a grass roots operation in a barn in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We consider ourselves a small player in a world of large kayak manufacturers and we see this as one of our greatest strengths. Being small and nimble allows us to be more personable with our surrounding community and really bringing out what makes getting on the water so great in the Roanoke region. You can see our full lineup of boats at www.veruskayaks.com.
Located 40 minutes from downtown Roanoke in scenic Craig County, Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is a full-service outdoor adventure center, campground, cabin rentals, summer adventure camp, and retreat center. Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing specializes in creating custom adventure programs for groups ranging from two to 100 people.
Wingman Outfitter is a unique, growing company that has transformed and enhanced the experience of the canoe. The primary product of Wingman Outfitter is the Canoe Cooler Outrigger, however the company also offers useful dry bags and quality apparel.
The Canoe Cooler Outrigger is a durable multi-functional patent pending Cooler Outrigger that is the only product on the market that utilizes coolers to provide additional storage and when properly used added stability to your canoe. All materials are sourced from reputable U.S. companies and manufacturing is completed in Roanoke, VA.
Key features of the Wingman Outfitter include:
Additionally, platform extensions and the highly-useful table adapter set can be purchased with the Canoe Cooler Outrigger. The table adapter set allows the platform to double as a campsite table.
Wingman Outfitter is a Roanoke, Virginia-based company that is changing the way that anglers, adventurers, and the casual canoe-rider enjoy their experience on the water. By adding a multi-purpose platform to the canoe, there is stability, comfort, and safety added to anyone’s voyage.
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