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Do you want to go camping but don’t have the equipment or know-how? We can help you get started. The Roanoke Region is packed with companies ready to get you on the path to becoming a skilled camper. (And it’s easier than you might think!)

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Camping & Hiking

  • Blue Mountain Adventures at Explore Park Expand Collapse

    explore park campingBlue Mountain Adventures offers camping and tubing rentals at Explore Park; camp right off the Blue Ridge Parkway in a primitive site, canvas tent or tipi.

    • Canvas Tents: These 14’x16’ tents are constructed on a custom made wood platform with an extending rain fly over the 16’x24’ deck to keep the elements off. Each tent sleeps up to four and comes with a queen bed and 2 single cots with plush padding for comfort.
    • Canopy Camping: Elevated platforms with canvas flies will be constructed for a unique “in-the-trees” camping experience.
    • Tipi Tents: Measuring 16’ in diameter, these platform elevated canvas tents will board two adults and a child or two.
    • Primitive Camping: Come pitch your tent; it’s not a bad way to kick back.
    • Rent tubes for a float down the Roanoke River Gorge.

    Book a campsite at Explore Park.

  • Excihiking Expand Collapse

    Guided day hikes and camping trips in and around the Roanoke Region of Virginia. Hike beautiful trails during the day, stay in your hotel at night, 0r turn your adventure into an overnight camping experience.

  • Outdoor Trails Expand Collapse

    Outdoor Trails is your outdoor gear and clothing specialist. Founded in 1995 on the principle that enjoying the outdoors leads to a better quality of life, Outdoor Trails has the knowledge and the passion to help you with all your outdoor equipment and clothing needs.

    Selection includes tents, backpacks, clothing, camping gear, climbing gear, and camping rentals. Outdoor Trails also provides a shuttle service for hiking the Appalachian Trail.

  • RU Outdoors Expand Collapse

    RU Outdoors and Outdoor Programs are the outdoor and adventure programming components of Student Recreation and Wellness at Radford University. Our mission is, to provide outdoor adventures, promote healthy self-discovery, and unlock student leadership potential, through challenging and fun outdoor experiences which enhances one’s personal growth and skills while emphasizing a respect and awareness of our natural resources. These experiences include rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, backpacking, and more. Our trips range from a single day to a weekend and sometimes even multiple week expeditions. Locations of our adventures tend to be all throughout Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, and on certain occasions cross the majority of the country. Our organization offers great opportunities to participants attending trips and also to those who take the leadership role. Giving both parties opportunities to develop new skills is what we are all about. On top of all our adventures we offer gear rental for those seeking a little exploration of their own. Check out our website and schedule to see what we have to offer each semester. Our trips are for anyone, regardless of your affiliation to Radford University. Stop by our office and see what Southwest Virginia has to offer!

  • Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing Expand Collapse

    Located 40 minutes from downtown Roanoke in scenic Craig County, Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is a full-service outdoor adventure center, 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.

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