Blackwater Blackout

  • Dates: May 17, 2019
  • Times: 5pm - 11pm
  • Admission: $20 pp (includes dinner) | Youth 12 & under FREE | Camping: $10 per night
  • Phone: (540) 483-9293
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The 17th Annual Ramble Weekend welcomes outdoor enthusiasts of all ages for three days of awesome paddling events on Franklin County's Pigg and Blackwater Rivers.

Ramble Weekend kicks off Friday, May 17 at 5 p.m. with the Blackwater Blackout, the first of three events. Enjoy delicious food, live music, and a three-mile float down the Blackwater River in the dark!

PFD & light source required. Float starts at 7:30 p.m., no boats allowed to be put in after 9 p.m. Shuttle service is provided for boats and paddlers, last shuttle leaves at 11 pm.

Primitive camping is available at Waid Park. On-site and online registration is available. For more information, visit or call (540) 483-9293.

This is a rain or shine event.

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Blackwater Blackout
  • Rocky Mount, VA 24151
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  • New Plant Road
  • $20 pp (includes dinner) | Youth 12 & under FREE | Camping: $10 per night