Outdoor Excursions

Roanoke County is already a leader in providing outdoor recreation experiences found in Recreation Magazine. Did you know that we can create a personalized outdoor excursion for you small group, church, school or business?

We offer group trips as low as $40 per participant for a full eight-hour day of fun! That includes ALL equipment and transportation from any location within the Roanoke Valley. Trips are designed for beginner to intermediate level participants (minimum numbers may be required).
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Choose From Experiences Such As

  • Hiking - We're surrounded by some of the nation's best hiking spots, including the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Read Mountain Preserve, Nature Conservancy trails, and other hidden gems. There's no need to take your group into uncharted territory! Our experienced staff can guide you every step of the way, with safety top of mind.

  • Camping - We've got all the gear you need for an overnight trip, and exclusive wooded property throughout Roanoke County to camp on. Count on a staff that spends every day of the summer looking after kids in the outdoors. Trust us, we can provide a memorable experience for adults to.

  • Horseback Riding - Roanoke County is proud to partner with Reba Farms to offer top-notch horseback instruction and riding for any day program or select overnight experiences.

  • Backpacking - Have more than just a day? Why not consider one, two or three night backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail. We've already scouted the best places to hike and camp in southwest Virginia, and we've got all the equipment you need.

  • Climbing - Let our staff take you to some of the most breathtaking climbing and rappelling locations in the region. Leave the helmets, gear, instruction and transportation to us!

  • Caving - Our staff can get you into limited access natural environments completely underground. Let us take you where few have been. No need to bring a map! Our staff knows the ins and outs of the area's caverns. We'll bring the lights and helmets.

  • Kayaking - We have a fleet of sit-on-top kayaks, and we know the best places to put-in and take-out. Worried about flipping over? Sit-on-top kayaks are designed for beginners. They consist of a plastic shell that sits above the water, and very rarely leave you completely soaked.

  • Canoeing - Roanoke County has the boats, paddles, life jackets and more. Now, all we need is you! Float down some of our favorite stretches of river including the Roanoke River, New River and James River.

  • Mountain Biking - Explore Park is home to over 14 miles of trails, including many miles dedicated exclusively to mountain biking. We can guide your team on a trip to this park, or several other venues throughout the area.


Contact Information

To inquire about or book your custom outdoor experience, please call or email us.
(540) 387-6114
CampRoanoke@RoanokeCountyVA.gov