Opening March 31 for the 2023 Paddling Season



Now that Spring is right around the corner, its time to get outside and enjoy the river.  Spring paddling features great water levels, air temperatures, and trees in bloom all make for a great time on the water. Great time of year for our signature paddle camping trips.



Kayak Trips


Our day paddle trips are by far our most popular activity here at Twin River Outfitters.


All our river trips feature great scenery, some fun rapids, and great Blue Ridge Mountain views. All our day trips can be run in a canoes, kayaks, or rafts.


Overnight Trips


We specialize in multi-day canoe camping trips and offer more choices than any other outfitter in the Mid-Atlantic region. We provide the boat, paddles, life jackets, shuttles, river maps, trip briefing, overnight stays in our own Twin River Outfitters’ campgrounds.


Glamping Paddle Trips


Twin River Outfitters multi-day paddle trips with a glamping camping option. Our camping options include use of a preset deluxe tents, cots, fire ring with camp chairs, an outdoor kitchen prep area, camping cook stove, basic pots, & pans, complementary firewood, plus all the amenities of our regular camp sites.



Twin River Outfitters is HIRING for the 2023 Season



Looking for a fun summer job, consider joining our team and put your talents to work connecting people with James River. We are hiring for part-time seasonal positions starting as early as mid-April. To apply for a position, please click the link below to fill out an application as soon as possible and no later than March 31, 2023. Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.


We are continuously hiring for the following positions during the season until we fill our employee roster.  Twin River Outfitters is open April – October with the bulk of our business occurring during June – August.   Historically this job has been a good fit for college & high school student’s home for the summer, teachers, retired military, fire fighters, semi retired seniors, school bus drivers, folks looking for a fun summer job, folks between primary jobs staff looking for a fun 2nd job, & folks that love the outdoors. We can pay more if you are able to work the full season, but also have plenty of summer only shifts available.  We offer competitive pay, flexible scheduling and can work around school, other jobs, or summer vacation dates.





Check out this great video one of our previous employees put together last fall. Watch it, and we bet it will get you excited for Winter to be over and paddling season to get here fast.


New Campground Coming Soon

Twin River Outfitters will soon open its 4th river front campground on the James River. Located at mile marker 53 on the James River Water Trail. This new campground will feature 6 paddle in style sites (3 glamping sites, and 3 regular sites) on 6.4 acre track of land. The new campground is 15 miles down stream of our shop in Buchanan, 9 miles down stream of Arcadia, and 4 miles down stream of Alpine. The campground is 6 miles above Glasgow and 10.5 miles above Snowden. This property will allow our customers another camping option as they do multiday trips on the Upper James River Water Trail.


The campground is being constructed now and we hope to have it open for customers by Memorial Day 2023 weekend. It will operated similar to our Horseshoe Bend campground and will be designed for customers doing a multiday day trip with TRO.


TWIN RIVER OUTFITTERS is the largest and most experienced outfitter on the Upper James River and has been safely running paddle trips since 1978. Grab your crew, and get ready for an adventure of James River canoeing, kayaking, tubing, or an overnight canoe camping trip. We have paddling experiences that range from floating on a lazy river to thrilling whitewater rafting. Interested in James River tubing? We’ve got you covered with the largest fleet of river tubes in the area. Start exploring Virginia by finding us in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia about 20 miles north of Roanoke, VA!


All trips by advance reservations.


Twin River Outfitters | 540-254-8012 | 640 Lowe Street Buchanan, VA 24066 www.canoevirgnia.net