Policies & Rules


ALL participants must sign liability waiver before float. Anyone under 18 must have the signature of a legal guardian. 


The river bottom is rocky and unpredictable. Participants must wear strapping sandals, water shoes, or sneakers (no flip-flops). 


-The state of Virginia prohibits the consumption of alcohol in public places. The river is considered a public place.

-MJRC is not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or legal issues that may arise from the consumption of alcohol while floating.

-Open alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited at public and private launch sites, and on the MJRC shuttle bus. 

-Under-aged drinking is never okay.

-The river can be unpredictable and dangerous. Please be smart and responsible. 

-Please note that glass is prohibited on MJRC floats, and you are responsible for making sure no trash gets into the river. Help us do our part to keep it clean.

Life Jackets

All participants will be offered and strongly urged to accept a pfd (personal floatation device). Participants under 18 MUST wear a life vest at all times. Those over 18 who choose not to take a life vest will need to sign an extra line on the waiver. 

Who Can Participate:

Anyone at least 6 years of age can float most of our trips!

-Non Swimmers: We STRONGLY recommend that all participants consider themselves adequate swimmers. Even if wearing a life jacket, the risk of drowning is significantly higher for non-swimmers, and accidents happen. Tubes pop, currents sneak up, etc. MJRC is not liable for accidents, injury, or death, but we deeply care about your safety. 

What to Bring:

-Water, water, and when you think you've got enough, pack a little more water. You should drink 1/2 your body weight ounces a day, PLUS an additional 16 ounces for every hour of physical activity. Dehydration and heat exhaustion are way more likely than an accident resulting from the river itself. Bring enough for your whole group, and use re-usable bottles if you can. Remember, you're responsible for making sure your trash doesn't end up in the river. 

-Shoes. See above paragraph on footwear.

-Sunscreen. You'll want to reapply every hour. 

-Consider leaving a towel and a change of clothes in your vehicle. 

-ONE phone for emergencies. We will provide you with a small dry bag, but we do not recommend bringing more than one cell phone downriver.

-DON'T BRING: anything you couldn't stand to loose. Leave your jewelry, your electronics, and anything that isn't attached to you in your vehicle. If you are planning to bring sun glasses, bring the 5$ gas station pair. Remember, the river gods demand a sacrifice, and they love $200 Ray Bans.