Virginia has many canoe and kayaking opportunities. Whether it is a float trip to enjoy the scenery, or a white water run to get your blood rushing through your body, there is something for everyone. The James River boasts a year around run except for the times when rainfall overdoes itself. It offers more leisurely journey’s, and canoeing. Public access can be found at Glasgow Landing. Goshen Pass is the most popular white water in Virginia, and is rated high difficulty. This is a six mile trip with numerous class II, class III and class IV rapids.


Twin River Outfitters (canoes, kayaks & river tubes) is currently the only canoe livery which offers trips on the Maury River and does so every spring, from April thru June depending on water levels.    540-261-7334.


  • The Maury River has some very good public access points.
  • Jordan’s Point Park (North Main Street, Lexington) Good access to the Maury River, just below the dam.
  • Ben Salem Wayside (Rt. 60) Roadside access to the Maury River with picnic areas, halfway between Lexington and Buena Vista (R-26)
  • Buena Vista (Rt. 60 Bridge) – Access to the Maury River under the bridge, via Rt. 608.
  • Glen Maury Park well maintained access along the Maury River in the City of Buena Vista.
  • Glasgow Landing (off Rt. 130 where the Maury empties into the James River)

This is just a sampling of what is found in the nearby area of Rockbridge County.

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