Welcome to the Roanoke River Blueway

The Roanoke River Blueway offers a unique combination of urban, front country, and back country recreation opportunities in the upper Roanoke River watershed. Enjoy canoeing, kayaking, fishing, tubing, wading, wildlife viewing, and watershed¬†education – with convenient access to other outdoor and cultural amenities in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

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Roanoke River Featured in the May 2016 Issue of Roanoke Business Magazine


Roanoke River Blueway Receives Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

The Roanoke River Blueway received a 2016 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award¬† for implementation of the Virginia Outdoors Plan.The awards recognize the significant contributions of environmental and conservation leaders in four categories: sustainability, environmental project, land conservation, and implementation of the Virginia Outdoors Plan.