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Riverside Outfitters 2013

James River

Escape on the Ultimate Richmond Virginia Whitewater Rafting Vacation

As the only urban setting with Class III and IV rapids, the Region offers James River rafting trips ranging from wild to mild. Come float along the river, keeping an eye peeled for native deer, blue herons, ospreys and bald eagles. Pack your rod and reel for the best smallmouth bass fishing on the East Coast. To sign up for guided Richmond Virginia whitewater rafting tours, kayaking and canoe trips, check out Riverside Outfitters -- where a staff of professional guides is committed to delivering you a fun, safe and exciting ride.

Find the Best James River Rafting Guides

Get wet and wild in the Historic Richmond Region. Experience the best Virginia whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking and tubing along the historic James River -- with the only Class III and IV rapids in an urban setting. Start planning your trip now!


James River Park System

  • 4001 Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA 23225
  • Phone: (804) 646-8911
  • Visit Website

The James River Park System is a 550+ acre oasis in the middle of the city, part of the city of Richmond's Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities. It is possible to hike or bike an 8 or more mile loop along the park's North Bank and Buttermilk…more »

Riverside Outfitters

  • 6834 Old Westham Road, Richmond, VA 23225
  • Phone: (804) 560-0068
  • Visit Website

Come find out why Richmond is Outside magazine's 2012 Best River City in the U.S. Rent Paddleboards, Sit-On-Top-Kayaks or Mountain Bikes at our Brown's Island Outpost open Memorial Day weekend (May 23rd) through Labor Day, 7 days/week, 11am-6pm...Our staff of…more »