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The Downriver Canoe Company

884 Indian Hollow Rd, Bentonville, VA 22610-2206
+1 540-635-5526
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The best way to see the Valley

We had a stunning 2h kayak experience paddling down the river. Beautiful views of the mountains... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2018
A M
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
via mobile
Downriver Campground Experience

The river was too high for our scheduled canoe trip with downriver this weekend. We were told that... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
Ann Marie M
,
Haymarket
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Located at the Low Water Bridge in Bentonville, VA 22610 At our headquarters we have plenty of parking, two bathrooms, two changing rooms, a small retail shop with items useful on the river or gifts to take home to the folks who couldn't make it to the river!
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“small rapids” (4 reviews)
“water level” (3 reviews)
“t shirts” (2 reviews)
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884 Indian Hollow Rd, Bentonville, VA 22610-2206
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+1 540-635-5526
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a stunning 2h kayak experience paddling down the river. Beautiful views of the mountains. Saw loads of bird's and animals. Friendly crew with a lot of experience and knowledge. We got a map and pointers of what to look for on our way....More

Thank A M
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

The river was too high for our scheduled canoe trip with downriver this weekend. We were told that we could still stay in the campground. On Sunday morning we woke up floating on our air mattresses in our tents due to the river flooding and...More

Thank Ann Marie M
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

The folks at Downriver Canoe are always pleasant and ensure you have a good time. That is why we keep coming back. thank you

Thank David M
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

We decided to rent kayaks one day, in the afternoon, because it was hot. It was a weekday, and we saw on their website that mid-week reservations were usually not necessary, so we went over, and they were able to accommodate us right away. The...More

Thank Cindy351
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

This is just what we were looking for - a slow day on the river. We rented three Canoes and asked to canoe part of the river that would be suitable for new canoeist since one canoe would have two 13 year olds in it...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

We head to Downriver a few times a summer. It's always great fun! We've canoed, kayaked, tubed. All are fun. I recommend only kayaking when the river is high. (The place is closed when the river is "too damn high.") You can make reservations. I...More

Thank Cathy G
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Reviewed May 4, 2017

The staff were great,friendly and knowledgeable. The building had neat stuff hanging ( a practice bomb..that was found in the river during clean up one year..per staff info) They helped us pick the best trip that met our needs for fishing and kayaking.. They have...More

Thank Tgft2015
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Reviewed December 19, 2016

If you are looking for a relaxing, scenic cruise on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River,consider floating a tube or paddling a canoe rented from the Downriver Canoe Company. Their equipment is great, their service for transportation to a put-in site and pick-up at...More

Thank Warren S
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Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Perfect length of time (3 hrs) with a five year old. Small coolers fit in the canoe and plenty of places to stop for lunch or a swim. The river was clean until about the last hour. Very small rapids but look out for big...More

Thank Yasmine E
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

We opted fit the 12 mile canoe with the Compton Rapids despite me being a bit nervous. 2 canoes... Me and a child, husband and 2 children. The kids wanted to all go with him...... Compton resulted in a capsize for him &2 and me...More

Thank j0ba39
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