Shenandoah River Canoe Trips

Paddling the Shenandoah River in Virginia

Add some adventure to your vacation with a Shenandoah River canoe trip! Canoes have long been considered the ideal watercraft for paddling the Shenandoah River. This stretch of river flowing between the George Washington National Forest and the Shenandoah National Park with its many excellent fishing spots, riffles, and small rapids is easily explored by canoe; making Shenandoah River canoeing the perfect choice for families and groups alike. The canoe has been used for trade and transportation along the river since the earliest recorded history in the Valley, so come out and enjoy the history, beauty, and tradition that canoeing entails in the Shenandoah Valley. From beautiful mountain views to lush pastoral farm land, the vistas will astonish both young and old. We look forward to providing your Shenandoah River paddling experience in the Canoe Capital of Virginia.

Important Information

Please note that Shenandoah River canoe trips are not guided and the rates are per watercraft. You may put up to three people in a canoe at a time, but two people is strongly recommended. Rates do not include 5.3% Virginia sales tax.

Minimum age of six years old in canoes – no exceptions!

Shoes or sandals with a heel strap are required for all Shenandoah River trips. We do not allow guests to wear flip-flops.

Please check out the Shenandoah River conditions page prior to booking to see if there are any trip recommendations.

What’s included in your rental
  • Canoe
  • Maps
  • Paddles
  • Shuttle Service
  • Life Vests
  • Basic Riverside Instruction

Plan Your Trip

Check out our local lodging and camping options before your trip, view the current river conditions, and more!


Looking for answers? Check out our frequently asked questions page.

Contact Us

Talk To Our Adventure Experts

Whether you want to lazily float down the river in a tube or just get away for an hour or a couple of days in a canoe, kayak or raft, we can provide the expertise and knowledge to help you plan your Shenandoah getaway.

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