Welcome to

James River Runners

Your destination for canoeing, tubing, rafting, kayaking, camping and fishing on the James River in Central Virginia.

We are open for the 2022 season. Spring hours will vary and we may be out of the office gearing up for the season so please call ahead to be sure we are in and running.

WATER LEVELS ARE ABOVE AVERAGE TODAY AND TRIPS ARE MOVING QUICKLY. STRONG SWIMMERS RECOMMENDED

TUBING

James River

Current Conditions

Rafting
Canoeing & Kayaking
Fishing
Tubing

River Details

Date: 5/17/2022   10:12AM

Average Depth = 5.38

Water Temp = 62.5 degrees

Water Speed (Est.) 3 MPH

Water Clarity = Clearing

CFS = 5,270

Forecast Details

Today
Sunny, with a high near 83. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Calm wind.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a chance of showers between 11pm and 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then a chance of showers between 8am and 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. West wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 93.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Reservations

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James River Runners Activities

Canoeing

Enjoy the James on a relaxing canoe. Canoe for a few hours or take a muli-day trip. Excellent swimming and picnicking opportunities and the scenery is AAA!

Tubing

Our 3 mile river tube trip winds through beautiful rural countryside, and has a nice set of novice rapids as well as several great islands to stop and enjoy.

Rafting

Grab a group of friends and explore the river together on an inflatable raft. A great way for a small group to spend the day on the river.

Kayaking

Some of the most fun you can have on any river is in a kayak. Kayaks are fast, easy to maneuver and available for ages 10 and up.

Camping

Setup your campsite right on the James either as a standalone camping adventure or combine it with our other river activities.

Fishing

Fishing on the James River is must for every angler. James River Runners offers full day, part day and overnight fishing excursions.

Directions to James River Runners

Using GPS can often place you on the other side of the river. We are located on the North side of the river. Please be sure your directions are to the correct side if using MapQuest or GPS. Call us if you need help getting here: (434) 286-2338. See detailed directions coming from different directions.

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