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 before you head out on the water!
Closures of several park facilities across the Roanoke Valley may affect your ability to get to the river. Please visit the Roanoke Valley Greenway page for more information.
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.