Riverfront Area

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.

Tubing Rental
Beginning May 25, our vendor partners at Blue Mountain Adventures will offer 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.

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON


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

Fishing Access
Several sites along the river within Explore Park offer access to catch stripes, catfish and bass. Virginia fishing licenses are required, but not available at the park. Please see the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.


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