Canoe Rentals • Kayak Rentals • Tube Rentals
(For River Run Campers Only)

Canoe & Kayak

Times are approximate and may vary depending on experience, paddling/stopping, and water level/flow.

Island Ford to River Run
Mile #16 to #18
2 miles
1 to 1.5 hours
Canoe $ 45
Kayak $25
Younger children not recommended, famous Compton Rapids Class II/III; slower, calm water along with a few ripples, scenic rock cliffs and wildlife.

River Run to Carvell
Mile #18 to #20.5
2.5 miles
1 to 1.5 hours
Canoe $ 40
Kayak $ 20
A fun float for families. Nice mixture of calm water with several areas of ripples to add excitement.

Island Ford to Carvell
Mile #16 to #20.5
4.5 miles
2 to 3 hours
Canoe $ 65
Kayak $ 45
Younger children not recommended, famous Compton Rapids Class II/III; slower, calm water along with a few ripples, scenic rock cliffs and wildlife.

Carvell to Bentonville
Mile #20.5 to #28
7.5 miles
2.5 to 3.5 hours
Canoe $65
Kayak $ 45
Great fishing, mountain scenes, ledges. The George Washington National Forest is approximately mile markers 23.5 to 25.5 on the left side bank. Near mile marker #23, past two small rapids, class II. Wear life vest, a two foot drop-run to the left. At mile marker #25 and the fork, stay to the right for the main branch. After mile 27, stay to the left when see bridge, after going under bridge will exit on the left side at the public boat access.

River Run to Bentonville
Mile #18 to #28
10 miles
3.5 to 4 hours
Canoe $60
Kayak $40
Nice mixture of calm water with several areas of ripples to add excitement. Fishing and wildlife. The George Washington National Forest is approximately mile markers 23.5 to 25.5 on the left side bank. Near mile marker #23, past two small rapids, class II. Wear life vest, a two foot drop-run to the left. At mile marker #25 and the fork, stay to the right for the main branch. After mile 27, stay to the left when see bridge, after going under bridge will exit on the left side at the public boat access.

Carvell to Andy Guest
State Park
Mile #20.5 to #31.5
11 miles
4 to 5 hours
Canoe $ 65
Kayak $ 45
Great fishing, mountain scenes, ledges. The George Washington National Forest is approximately mile markers 23.5 to 25.5 on the left side bank. Near mile marker #23, past two small rapids, class II. Wear life vest, a two foot drop-run to the left. At mile marker #25 and the fork, stay to the right for the main branch. Will exit on the right at about mile maker 31.5 in the Andy Guest State Park.

Island Ford to Bentonville
Mile #16 to #28
12 miles
4 to 5.5 hours
Canoe $65
Kayak $45
Experience, younger children not recommended. At about mile #17, famous Compton Rapids Class II/III. Wear life vest. Will see high train trestle on the right. Paddle and stay to right to avoid worse section. Scenic rock cliffs, wildlife and good fishing.

River Run to Andy Guest State Park
Mile #18 to #31.5
13.5 miles
4.5 to 6 hours
Canoe $ 65
Kayak $ 45
Great fishing, mountain scenes, ledges. The George Washington National Forest is approximately mile markers 23.5 to 25.5 on the left side bank. Near mile marker #23, past two small rapids, class II. Wear life vest, a two foot drop-run to the left. At mile marker #25 and the fork, stay to the right for the main branch. Will exit on the right at about mile maker 31.5 in the Andy Guest State Park.

Tubes

All Tube Trips $25.00
Cooler Carrier Tube $10.00
Times are approximate and may vary depending on experience, paddling/stopping, and water level/flow.

Island Ford to River Run
Mile #16 to #18
2 miles
2 to 3 hours
Younger children not recommended. Enjoy the famous Compton Rapids (Class II/III) mixed with slower, calm water with a few ripples, scenic rock cliffs and wildlife.

River Run to Carvell
Mile #18 to #20.5
2.5 miles
2 to 3 hours
A fun float for families. Nice mixture of calm water with several areas of ripples to add some excitement.

Island Ford to Carvell
Mile #16 to #20.5
4.5 miles
3.5 to 4.5 hours
Younger children not recommend. Includes the famous Compton Rapids (Class II/III); slower, calm water along with a few ripples, scenic rock cliffs and wildlife. If you are camping at River Run Campground, this float can be done as a 2-day float for $40. Equipment will be picked up at your campsite after part one of the float for daily maintenance and returned to you the next day so you can finish your trip.

Bentonville to Andy Guest State Park
Mile #28 to #31.5
3.5 miles
3 to 4 hours
Nice family float with some ripples. Float alongside the State Park.
Must have a minimum of 10 people to book this trip.

General Info

  • Prices include rental use of equipment, life vest, shuttle, and 5.30% state/local tax.
  • No glass containers allowed on the river.
  • Each participant is required to sign a waiver and rental agreement with RRO prior to departing for the river trip. Parents and legal guardians will need to sign for participating minors.
  • Minimum age: 5 with close adult supervision.
  • 2 adults per canoe only.
  • All participants must wear river sandals or old sneakers. No flip-flops.

(Lost, Stolen, Damaged Equipment)

Canoe $500.00
Kayak $250.00
Kayak Paddle $30.00
Canoe Paddle $15.00

Life Vest $10.00
Tube (44”) $28.00
Tube (38”) $24.00

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