Featured Day Trip From DC: Shenandoah River Outfitters

Take a day trip out of the city and visit the Shenandoah River Outfitters. Visitors rave about their hiking trails and all of the different activities the ground has to offer. Even if you aren’t much of a camping enthusiast, there is so much to do at Shenandoah River that it makes for the perfect end-to-summer trip for everyone.

Only an hour and a half away from D.C., this small yet exciting Virginia campground has beautiful views and tons of adventurous activities that will keep you happily immersed in nature. Although it makes for the perfect camping trip, the Shenandoah River is also the perfect day trip to spend with family and friends. Visitors have even enjoyed themselves on a rainy day.

Relax on the river with canoeing, kayaking, tubing or rafting on one of the scenic routes of the Shenandoah River. Enjoy breathtaking views of the limestone cliffs, forests, open fields and sandy beaches while you float down the river or even while you’re taking a hike. You can even fish for large and small mouth bass, catfish or even musky in any of the fishing sections on the Shenandoah River.

Instead of packing your own lunch and dinner, try the canoe and kayak lunch and steak dinner package. The staff at Shenandoah River Outfitters can prepare you and your friends and family a delicious river-side lunch with hamburgers and grilled onions cooked on a saw blade skillet.

After lunch, you will continue on the most exciting part of the Shenandoah on a class II rapid called “Compton’s Rapid” followed by a swimming hole with towering limestone cliffs. After you paddle a few more miles to your pickup point at the end of the rapid trail, you will have a scenic ride back to the Outfitters to shower, freshen up and get ready for a delicious steak and chicken barbeque! Relax on the open air pavilion as you dine with family and friends while enjoying live entertainment, bringing a perfect end to a perfect day.

Even if you decide to only spend a few hours at Shenandoah River Outfitters, there are other nearby attractions just a little over an hour away such as the Blue Ridge Whiskey Wine Loop where you can visit several wineries and distilleries, the Fort Valley Stables to go horseback riding, and so much more.

Click here to learn more about the Shenandoah River Outfitters.

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