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How We're Helping to Stop the Spread of COVID-19:

We will be limiting group sizes to 9 or less in order to comply with Governor Northam's group size policy. We will also be sanitizing our van after every group! Fill out our Contact Form, or give us a call at 434-660-3529 to book your float. Trip options and pricing info are available here


In addition to our regular shuttled, full-service floats, we will be offering take-and-go equipment rentals. You pick up the paddle boards or tubes for the day, sign the waiver, and handle your own transportation to your favorite lake, river, stream, etc for a customized day of fun. Multi-day rental arrangements can be made on a case-by-case basis. 

Day Rates for Take and Go Equipment:

(Includes Life Jacket Rental, and all necessary equipment)

Paddle Boards - $35 

Tubes - $20

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Directionsto Cedar Creek

Please Note: This is our Cedar Creek launch point for those floating our most popular Upper James Short float. Not ALL of our floats use this launch site. Please check your confirmation email to make sure you get to the right meeting location.  

From Lynchburg:

Head North on US-501 toward Big Island and Buena Vista. You will remain on 501 all the way through Big Island. After you cross the bridge over the James River, take a LEFT onto US-130 West/501 North. In 7 miles, turn LEFT to remain on US-130 West, towards Natural Bridge/Glasgow. You will cross over the Maury River, and enter the town of Glasgow. Follow this road for almost four miles, and turn LEFT onto Gilmore Mills Road. There is a large brick church at the corner. Continue on Gilmore Mills until you go over a small, metal bridge. Keep to the LEFT at the end of the bridge, and our gravel lot will be almost immediately on the left. 

From Roanoke:

Head north on I-81. Take exit 175 for US-11 toward Natural Bridge. At the end of the ramp take a right, followed by a left onto US-11 north. (Following signs for natural bridge). In front of the Natural Bridge Hotel, turn right onto VA-130 East. In two miles take your first right onto Shafer Lane. Stay on Shafer Lane till you reach a stop sign. Countinue toward the right after the stop sign. You will immediately see a gravel parking lot on the left. That’s us.

From Lexington:

Head south on I-81. Use the left lane to take exit 180A for US-11 south towards Natural Bridge. Continue on towards Natural Bridge for 3.4 miles. In front of the Natural Bridge Hotel, turn left onto VA-130 East. In two miles, take your first right onto Shafer Lane. Stay on Shafer lane till you reach a stop sign. Continue to the right after the stop sign. You will immediately see a gravel parking lot on the left. That’s us!

Groups & Special Events:

MJRC is happy to cater to group and special events! In fact, our river tubing and stand-up paddle boarding trips are perfect for Youth Groups, Company Outings, Sports Teams, Family Reunions, etc. We even have a special Bachelor / Bachelorette Party Package for brides and grooms to be!


We recommend that large groups (6+) and Special Events (bachelor/bachelorette parties, company outings, etc.) reserve their trip at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure space on your desired float. 

We do require a 15% deposit for groups of 6 or more, and will accept payment over the phone.

We can order custom t-shirts for your event! We require a minimum of 2 weeks lead time to have shirts designed and printed.


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