Plan a Trip

The Roanoke Valley is full of great places to visit and tons of things to see and do! For general information about visiting Roanoke Valley, see below. For more explicit information about kayak rentals, water levels, and other important resources, please use the drop-down menu above.

Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Information

Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
101 Shenandoah Avenue NERoanokeCVB-logo
Roanoke, VA 24016

The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau is a one-stop portal for visitor information for Virginia’s Blue Ridge including Hotels & Lodging, Restaurants & Nightlife, Things to Do, and Outdoor Adventures.

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Roanoke Regional Partnership
111 Franklin Plaza, Suite 333
Roanoke, VA 24011
540.343.1550 (x104)

Roanoke Outside provides a comprehensive listing of outdoor recreation resources in the Roanoke Valley. Learn why Roanoke is the best outdoor town on the East Coast.

Getting Around

Paddle by BusValleyMetro-logo
Self shuttle via Valley Metro (bus), the region’s public transportation service provider. Paddler should be sure to carry a lock or other means of securing boat at access location. See the Map page for Paddle by Bus instructions.

Blueway by Bike 
The Regional Interactive Bicycle Map provides information area bicycle accommodations, greenways and trails, and alternative transportation amenities available to facilitate use of the Roanoke River Blueway and adjacent Roanoke River Greenway. Additional cycling resources are available at the Regional Commission’s Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenway Planning page.

Uber service is available in the greater Roanoke area and offers shuttle options for numerous segments of the Roanoke River Blueway. Note: Paddlers should contact the Uber driver prior to trip to ensure vehicle and  is suitable for transporting canoe/kayak and carry all items needed for transport back to upstream starting access point.

Overnight Accommodations and Camping 

Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau – Hotels/Lodging
Comprehensive listing of overnight accommodations in the greater Roanoke area.

Dixie Caverns
5753 West Main St, Salem Virginia 24153dixiecaverns-logo

Overnight camping is available at Dixie Caverns located near the Roanoke River Blueway Wayside Access. All camp sites have electric, water, and free Wi-Fi  internet, and a bath house. Dixie Caverns is open 7 days per week, year round.

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Overnight camping is available at River’s Edge Sports Complex during the annual GOFest. River’s Edge Sports Complex is located adjacent to the Roanoke River Blueway in the City of Roanoke.

Airbnb, a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world lists numerous accommodations near the Roanoke River Blueway, nightlife, and other urban amenities.