Kayak, Canoe, Standup Paddleboard, and Tubing trips just 5 minutes from Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall.


We connect locals and visitors of all experience levels with memorable adventures on the scenic Rivanna River.

RRC is now open 7 days a week, weather permitting!

Click Here to view our schedule and reserve a trip today!

Please Note: We have had a very dry spring here in Central Virginia. We currently have low water conditions on the Rivanna. Until we receive new rainfall, the river is clear, low, and slow. On some short sections of the river, you can expect to bump into rocks. It is possible that this will necessitate getting out of the boat or tube to pull it off a rock. In these conditions, it is especially important to wear appropriate footwear, such as water shoes, sturdy sandals with heel straps, or old sneakers or running shoes. Due to the nature of our equipment, these conditions may make it particularly frustrating for those over 220 lbs.
Before you book, please consider these conditions and whether everyone in your group is physically able to get in and out of your boat in wet, rocky conditions.
It IS still fun out there and most of your trip will offer plenty of river depth to paddle in with ease. Just please be aware of the above and have the right expectations. Thanks!

Our next Rivanna Roots Concert is Saturday June 10th!!  Click here to purchase tickets online.

Wildflower Meadow Maintenance Volunteer Event #2 – Date TBD

Thanks to all the wonderful folks who volunteered in the meadow on 5/17. We are working on scheduling the next session. We are helping the beloved Wildflower Meadow along the Rivanna Trail flourish this season! Come out to RRC  to learn native vs. invasive plant identification from JW Townsend’s Wildflower Meadow expert, Brian Yoder. Then get your hands dirty pulling out the invasives so that the native, pollinator-supporting plants can thrive 🙂

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For inquiries about any type of Custom Group Trip for educational field trips, youth group or scout group experiences, company outings, or staff retreats, please contact Gabe Silver at [email protected]. We can  make something great happen for you and your organization!



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