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.

Make sure you check the water levels using our new Storymap Tool before you head out on the water!

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.