Upper Blackwater River Blueway - Water Sports

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Nestled in the scenic countryside near Roanoke, Virginia, the Upper Blackwater River Blueway offers unparalleled water sports opportunities. With convenient access points and a variety of activities, it's a haven for kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding enthusiasts of all levels. Kayakers will revel in the tranquil waters, navigating through picturesque landscapes and encountering gentle currents perfect for both beginners and seasoned paddlers. Canoeing enthusiasts will find the Blueway's meandering waterways ideal for leisurely exploration, with ample opportunities for wildlife sightings and serene moments in nature. Paddleboarders, drawn to the calm stretches of the river, can glide along its surface, soaking in panoramic views of the surrounding scenery. Families can bond over shared adventures, while thrill-seekers can tackle exciting rapids for an adrenaline-fueled experience. Supported by local organizations committed to environmental stewardship, the Blueway embodies a strong community ethos. Visitors can participate in conservation efforts and educational programs while enjoying the natural beauty of the area. Embark on an unforgettable water sports adventure along the Upper Blackwater River Blueway, where every paddle stroke brings you closer to the heart of Virginia's stunning landscape.

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  • Directions: The Blackwater River is located in Franklin County, just north of Rocky Mount. There are multiple access points to the river, which also runs under US 220.
  • Friday Hours: Open
  • Monday Hours: Open
  • Saturday Hours: Open
  • Sports: Fishing, Paddling
  • Sunday Hours: Open
  • Thursday Hours: Open
  • Tuesday Hours: Open
  • Wednesday Hours: Open