Falls of the James
Riverside Outfitters’ signature whitewater rafting trip down the Falls of the James in Richmond ‘s James River Park System. Experience the only Class II – Class IV white water rapids running through a major U.S. city…right in your own backyard. See why Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine named the James River Park System the best urban park in the region from GA. to MD. We’ll put-in between the Pony Pasture and Reedy Creek sections of the park and get the chance to see Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons and other wildlife friends as we enjoy a gourmet lunch on one of the many river islands. Then, as we turn the corner at Belle Isle, we’ll emerge from what seems like a secluded forest into the skyline of downtown Richmond. Get ready to shoot the big-water and surf the big waves! We’ll end the trip at the 14th St. white water takeout at the bottom of historic Shockoe Slip…then it’s back to the Riverside Outfitters shop– more like turn-of-the-century farm house– for a beverage and some front porch sittin’…a great way to end a great trip! Exact trip duration will depend on water level and speed of current…we will be on the water for approx. 3-5 hours.
Rafters must be at least 12 years old, at least 90 lbs and know how to swim.