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Twin River Outfitters
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Buchanan
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: TWIN RIVER OUTFITTERS is a paddle sports business that rents canoes, kayaks, rafts, and river tubes. We are located just 25 minutes from downtown Roanoke VA. We run Upper James river in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. 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.
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We went tubing on the James River with Twin River Outfitters yesterday. I enjoyed being able to reserve our spots online so that we knew they would have room for us on the day we chose, and I was shocked that they didn't require payment up front. We arrived and even though we were early they went ahead and took us upriver to start our first trip down. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and they seemed very concerned with safety without being uptight about it. Their facilities are simple but well-maintained, with 2 restrooms and a changing room available. They also offer some picnic tables if you want to bring a meal with you, but we walked just about a block and a half to The Fountain (I just reviewed them, too, y'all - you've gotta try them!) for lunch. Worth every penny and we will definitely be back.

3  Thank Kay D
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

Twin Rivers offers a good variety of paddle trips, of differing skill levels and lengths. these are along the Upper James and its tributaries in a beautiful and wild area of Virginia. TRO's shop in Buchanan provides all of the supplies necessary to paddle the river; guided trips or kayaks to rent to paddle on your own. They also have good deals on kayaks to buy. Their staff is knowledgable and fun. For something a bit different try a tube float on a hot day!!
Whether you want to fish, run some easy Class I and II rapids, or simply enjoy the sheer beauty of the river, TRO has the trip for you.

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