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.
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