With several miles of river frontage in the beautiful Roanoke River Gorge, Explore Park is a great place for your next canoe, kayak, tubing, SUP or fishing excursion.
NEW! Our vendor partners at Blue Mountain Adventures are offering tubing rental and ground transportation within the park. Available on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer, it's a great way to cool off, relax and enjoy the gentle rapids along the Roanoke River. Minimum age for this activity is 7.
Operating Hours - Saturdays and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00pm (last shuttle out 3:30 PM)
Blue Mountain Rental Location - Find our store at the Journey's End parking area
Questions? Call (540) 520-4893
Register Online - Follow the link below for advance booking and schedules
Rutrough Point - Boat Launch
Located at the end of Rutrough Road, this parking area and boat launch is the furthest navigable point on the Roanoke River before you encounter rapids. Easily paddle from here to Hardy Bridge at Smith Mountain Lake, only seven miles downstream. Parking is $3 per person payable at the on-site fee drop post