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Navigate and Discover Roanoke River

Embark on an immersive journey with the Roanoke River Blueway, equipped with detailed maps and guides. Our Maps page offers a comprehensive brochure, highlighting essential access points, transit options, and amenities for outdoor enthusiasts. Explore interactive maps for a closer look at each twist and turn, enhancing your paddling experience. Additionally, bike and bus maps cater to different preferences, ensuring seamless navigation whether on water or land. These resources are your gateway to Virginia’s natural landscapes, making every adventure on the Roanoke River Blueway well-equipped and memorable. Enjoy the splendor of the outdoors with confidence and ease.

Roanoke River Blueway Brochure

Explore the Roanoke River Blueway with our latest brochure, perfect for outdoor and paddling enthusiasts. This guide offers a detailed map, access points for starting and ending your journey, safety tips, and environmental information. It’s a comprehensive tool for discovering the natural beauty of Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

Download or pick up your brochure at several locations, including:

  • Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge
  • Discover Center at Mill Mountain
  • Salem Civic Center
  • Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Regional Commission
  • Hotel Roanoke
  • Roanoke County Parks & Rec
  • Roanoke Mountain Adventures
  • Back Country Ski & Sport

Roanoke River Blueway Interactive Map

The Roanoke River Blueway Interactive Map provides information on Blueway resources – access points, amenities, river hazards/portages, USGS streamflow gages, Roanoke Valley Greenways and trails, DGIF Birding and Wildlife Trail sites, stocked trout waters, historic resources, reference points, and other resources. Click on the map icons for a pop-up menu of information for each Blueway resource. Click here to open a larger version of the interactive map in a new window. Note: The interactive map may take a few seconds to load.

Roanoke Valley Greenways

The Roanoke River Greenway parallels the Roanoke River Blueway for approximately 15 miles in the cities of Roanoke and Salem, Roanoke County, and the Town of Vinton. The Roanoke Valley Greenways Interactive Map provides information on area greenways and amenities many of which serve both the Roanoke River Blueway and Roanoke River Greenway.

Additional Maps

Additional maps of recreation, outdoor, and transportation amenities in the area are available on the Regional Commission’s Maps page.