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The Greenbrier is the longest undammed river in the eastern United States. It runs a total of 173 miles and supplies the New River with an estimated 30% of its volume. Whether it's the rush of a white water rapid in a canoe or kayak or a laid back drift in a tube, we've got the ride you're looking for. Trips of several durations are available and the river offers a variety of challenges depending on the season.

We supply boats and tubes, paddles, PFDs, transport and pickup. You bring hats, jackets, coolers and ice, sunblock, suitable foot wear and clothing to match the time of year and to insure a comfortable day on the river. With advance notice, we can arrange box lunches in connection with a local restaurant. A waterproof bag is recommended for cameras, cell phones keys and wallets. Don't hesitate to call the office for the latest weather and river conditions and "Go with the flow."

All river trips include shuttle service to drop-in point and pickup from areas other than the campground. Private shuttles can be arranged with prior notice. Although we provide rates for solo paddlers, we do not recommend going it alone unless you're experienced and confident of your river skills.

We recommend that you call in advance to check river conditions, available trips and to reserve watercraft.

River Policies
  • Your PFD (life jacket) must be worn at all times while on the water - they don't work if you don't wear them!
  • We require all guests to wear suitable water shoes with backs (no flip flops).
  • Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are not allowed on the river.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Their safety is the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian. Capabilities vary by child, but we offer the following guidelines: children under the age of 7, a weight of 50 lbs., or a height of 4' should not be on the river.
  • All river customers must sign a release.
  • We accept no responsibility for loss or damage to camera equipment, phones, keys, etc.
  • All rental equipment must be returned or available for pickup by 5:00 p.m.
  • The Greenbrier River Company reserves the right to refuse service at our discretion.


Kayak or Ducky
Solo Trip$50
2 or more boats$36
Double kayak/ducky$72
Group (8 or more kayaks)10% discount
Solo Trip$50
Double Canoe (2 paddlers)$72
Third person$12
Group, 8 or more canoes10% discount
Classic Colorado Pontoon Boat
Per boat$50
Tube Float Trips
Per person$21.70

We accept all major credit cards.

Trip Details
Trip and DescriptionLength in
River Miles
Round Trip
Round Trip
Renick to Anthony
Mostly Class I water with small rapids. Very scenic and remote. There is one Class III rapid (Tumble Rock) located three miles above the Anthony Bridge. April and May are the best months to run this section.
104 hrs.2 hrs.64 miles
Anthony to Caldwell
Class I water and during the spring months some rapids can run Class II. On this trip the river starts to broaden and has much more volume. April and May are the ideal months to float this section when the current is swift and large haystacks appear.
135 hrs.1.5 hrs.44 miles
Caldwell to Ronceverte Island Park
All Class I water. Whitcomb Rapid is located under the C&O Railroad Bridge. During April and May this rapid can run to Class II. Near the Island Park a rock dam stretches across the entire width of the river. This is a great family or beginners' canoe trip.
62.5 hrs.1 hrs.27 miles
Ronceverte Island Park to Fort Spring
This trip is suitable for the adventurous novice and family trips when both parents have some canoeing experience. Class I & II water with mild excitement. Very scenic with several small rapids.
8.53.5 hrs.45 min.18 miles
Fort Spring to Greenbrier River Campground
Class I & II water . This section will challenge your paddling skills, make your heart beat faster, and give you a feeling of accomplishment. This is our most popular trip and it will give you a sample of the best rapids on the river.
2.51.5 hrs.30 min.3.5 miles
Greenbrier River Campground to Alderson
Class I & II water and during the spring season Class III. This trip during the spring is for the experienced canoeist looking for excitement. Rapids are technical and fast running. This is a very popular trip and gives you something to brag about.
52 hrs.30 min.8 miles
Alderson to Pence Springs
Class I water with small rapids. Flat pools and nice scenery. This is our most popular quietwater canoe trip. Great for beginners and family trips. This trip is usually possible during the entire season.
8.53.5 hrs.45 min.32 miles
Pence Springs to Talcott Bridge
Class I water with small rapids, flat pools and nice scenery. Very enjoyable section of the river. Great for all levels of skill.
4.51.5 hrs.75 min.60 miles

Shuttle Service
Shuttle service is the transportation of private boats with our company vans. The service includes help in loading and unloading of boats and gear. Transportation rate is $2.10 per mile rounded up to the whole mile.

Combined Trips
Connecting sections of the river can be combined for longer trips at no additional rental charge if trip is completed between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Check for change.

Overnight Trips
Overnight trips are very popular. We rent everything you will need for the river.

Multi-day Trips
Multi-day canoeing trips are offered during April and May when water levels on the upper sections are adequate. We offer up to 5 day trips covering 158 miles of the river. We provide trip planning, river maps, shuttle service, and general information.

Average trip time will vary according to water level, weather, paddling skill, and type of craft. As noted in the descriptions, not all trips are available at all times. Tubing trips are only available between Ronceverte Island Park and Alderson, depending on river conditions and time of day. Please call the office to check on available trips.

CANOES ~ 2 1/2 miles per hour
TUBES ~ 1 mile per hour

These times do not include scouting rapids, fishing, lunch breaks, or rest periods.