If you are looking for a more mellow ride, the upper offers beginner friendly Class I-II rapids while also providing the experience of being immersed in the James River’s natural scenery.
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Lower James River Rafting in Richmond, VA
Enjoy the thrill of the rapids, breathtaking scenery, and the famous Richmond skyline all in one trip! The Lower James River has something for everyone and is home to America’s only urban Class IV rapids. There’s no better way to experience the River City!
We will meet you at the Park14th parking lot in the convenient paid, paved parking lot we have reserved before shuttling up to our put-in point at Reedy Creek. You will get outfitted with helmets, PFDs, and paddles before receiving a safety briefing from the trip leader. We will tackle the Class III-IV rapids of Hollywood, Fish Ladders, and Pipeline.
Once we get off the water, you will be right back at your car! After you dry off, you will be within walking distance of Downtown Richmond’s best restaurants including Bottoms Up Pizza, Siné Irish Pub, or a slightly longer walk to our old friends at Stone Brewing Company.
Towels, change of clothes, camera, swimwear, hat, sunglasses, river footwear, sunscreen, water bottle, mask/PPE
Raft, paddles, helmets, PFDs, safety equipment, snack, shuttle, guides, photographers
If you follow the directions from the link above, you will find yourself directed to this parking lot. The signs will say that you need to pay to park, but we have already paid for you! Feel free to pull up to the locations starred on the overview below. If you are having difficulties viewing the image, the stars are located in the far back left corner and in front of the last median located in the back right corner of the lot.