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Address: 653 Lowe St, Buchanan, VA 24066-5509
Phone Number: +1 540-261-7334
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TWIN RIVER OUTFITTERS is a paddle sports business that rents canoes,...

TWIN RIVER OUTFITTERS is a paddle sports business that rents canoes, kayaks, rafts, and river tubes. We run trips on the Upper James river. TRO offers its customers fun and safe river trips that range from lazy river to whitewater paddling experiences with true mountain views. We offer a variety of single day and multi-day river based camping trips. We are the oldest and most experienced outfitter operating on the Upper James River and have been safely running paddle trips since 1978. We maintain the largest kayak and canoe rental fleets in this part of the state with lots of types of canoe and kayak models to choose from. We are located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia about 20 miles North of Roanoke, Virginia.

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Twin River is an excellent outfitter. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. We rented one canoe and one kayak, and both boats were in very good shape. We took overnight... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
chriswagner520
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Keswick, Virginia
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Keswick, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Twin River is an excellent outfitter. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. We rented one canoe and one kayak, and both boats were in very good shape. We took overnight trip from Eagle Rock and paddled down river to Buchanan, Virginia (22-miles), spending one night in the outfitter's private campground. The primitive campground was very clean, with a portable... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was my first time using this outfitter. I found the staff to be extremely friendly and knowledgable. We rented one canoe and one kayak, and both boats were in very good shape. Their shop is well stocked with the necessities of canoeing and kayaking. We did an overnight trip from Eagle Rock and paddled down river to Buchanan, Virginia... More 

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Dugspur, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Twin River Outfitters provide access to the James River on a made to order basis. Have utilized their rental service for overnight camping trips and for boats to fish/float the scenic James River. Tube rentals also available. They provide good equipment, PFD's and safety instruction to ensure a comfortable trip. Very convenient location in Buchanan. Have utilized their services through... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Just got off the river, paddling Buchanan to Alpine, stayed at their campground and used their shuttle service. John was very accommodating as we changed dates three times. Smooth shuttle transition and detailed maps of all Rapids on River. Some confusion when we arrived at campground and a different party was in our spot,owner arranged new sight immediately. Sight 7... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We just returned from the Eagle Rock 2 day/1 night trip. The staff at TRO were so friendly and helpful. We were provided a detailed map, as many dry bags and boxes as we needed, drinking water, life jackets, and of course the canoe and paddles. The canoe was a very good size and we were able to fit our... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I had booked a kayaking trip for my sister and I and was pleased with the experience. The employees were friendly and trip itself was enjoyable. I did get the feeling that they work with a lot of repeat customers, as most of the directions were lacking in details, including were to exit the river when your trip was completed... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Did the overnight canoe trip from Eagle Rock to Buchanan. The staff was really helpful and had lots of equipment (dry sacks, dry boxes, etc) to use. The camp site was a perfect site on the river. Overall the rapids were fun, but not too challenging to do with my kids (9 and 11). There were some truly magical moments... More 

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Huntingtown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed two tube trips down the river. Beautiful scenery. Would be a fun family trip.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I did the tubing trip. It was relaxing and affordable. The staff is friendly and there were no hassles. They also offer kayaking and canoeing from beginner to more advanced. I loved the atmosphere and casual attitudes. They also have dry boxes if you want to take your phone with you for some photos.

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Memphis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

They are awesome! We booked the 5 day guided canoe trip on the James. There had been a flood that made boating on the James dangerous for our group of scouts and leaders. The outfitters worked with us, and instead put us in kayaks for the first two days on the nearby Maury and then transferred us to the James... More 

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