Canoe & Kayak Trips

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.

Replacement Fees

(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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