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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.

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Kayak, Standup Paddleboard & Canoeing

  • Alleghany Outdoors Expand Collapse

    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.

  • Bob’s Up the Creek Outfitters Expand Collapse

    Bob’s Up the Creek Outfitters, specializes in high-quality kayaks, we’re passionate about helping both seasoned fishermen and enthusiastic recreational paddlers find their perfect vessel for exploring the water. At the heart of our business is a commitment to match every customer with the ideal kayak that suits their unique needs. Whether you’re an avid angler seeking the latest fishing kayak or a casual paddler in search of a relaxing day on the water, we’ve got you covered.

  • Bridgewater Marina – Bernard’s Rentals Expand Collapse

    Bernard’s Boat Rental will help you make the most of your cruising adventure. Located at beautiful Bernard’s Landing below the check-in center, the facility offers pontoon boat, ski boat, waverunner, kayak, and paddleboard rentals.

  • Bridgewater Marina – Bridgewater Marina Rentals Expand Collapse

    Bridgewater Marina Rentals is located at Bridgewater Marina, the most popular spot on the lake, with a service dock with 24 hour pay-at-the pump gas and marina store. Rentals include pontoon boats, waverunners, deckboats, wakeboards, and paddleboards.

  • Bridgewater Marina – State Park Rentals Expand Collapse

    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 Expand Collapse

    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.

  • Claytor Lake Water Sports Expand Collapse

    Claytor Lake Water Sports rents canoes, stand up paddleboards, kayaks, tubes, and bicycles at Claytor Lake.

  • Gander Outdoors Expand Collapse

    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 Expand Collapse

    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:

    • Learn to paddleboard
    • SUP with your pip
    • Wednesday night social paddle
    • Once in a full moon tour
    • Sunset paddles
    • Paddleboard yoga

    Call or email for availability.

  • New River Outdoor Co. Expand Collapse

    New River Outdoor Company provides canoe and kayak rentals, guided fishing, and cabin rentals on the New River.

  • New River’s Edge Expand Collapse

    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.

  • On the Water in Floyd Expand Collapse

    On the Water in Floyd is a Little River adventure outfitting company in Floyd County, Virginia. We offer single and double kayak rentals as well as tubes.

  • Outdoor Gear Consignment Shop at RMA Expand Collapse

    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 with descriptions, desired sales price and pictures (if available).

  • Parrot Cove Expand Collapse

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

  • R.O.A. – Roanoke Outfitting & Adventures Expand Collapse

    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.

    • Need a boat? They carry Silverbirch canoes, Tootega kayaks, paddles, PFDs, and more.
    • Need to outfitter your boat for a better fit? They have you covered.
    • Want to learn? They offer ACA Canoe & Kayak certifications and river safety classes, along with playboat classes.
    • Visit their website and follow on Facebook for the latest classes, clinics, and trips.
  • Roanoke Mountain Adventures Expand Collapse

    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.

  • Smith Mountain Wake Company Expand Collapse

    Smith Mountain Wake Company has a huge inventory of wake boards, wake skates, wake surfers, tubes, skis, apparel, and more. They rent stand up paddleboards and offer wake and surf boarding instruction.

  • Sportsman’s Warehouse Expand Collapse

    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 Expand Collapse

    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.

  • Verus Kayaks Expand Collapse

    verus kayaks logoVerus 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

  • Wingman Outfitter Expand Collapse

    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:

    • Aluminum frame that telescopes from a setting close to the boat for a more streamlined float and a setting further out for additional stability.
    • Carpeted platform that serves many functions including additional seating for a third passenger, kids, your dog, or a raised platform from which to fish from.
    • Two 2,500 lb. rated heavy duty non-stretch polyester webbing straps and stainless steel ratchets for mounting to any canoe
    • Two durable Wingman Outfitter branded 48 quart white Rubbermaid coolers.

    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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