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The Downriver Canoe Company

884 Indian Hollow Road, Bentonville, VA
540-635-5526
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Type: Water sports, Gear rentals
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Owner description: Located at the Low Water Bridge in Bentonville, VA 22610 At our headquarters we have plenty of parking, two bathrooms, two changing rooms, a small retail shop with items useful on the river or gifts to take home to the folks who couldn't make it to the river!
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Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We had a perfect day for canoeing and really enjoyed the experience. My only complaint is that I think the canoe rental fee ($49) for an hour trip for 2 people is a bit steep.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Friendly and knowledgeable staff and great outdoors experience. We were 2 adults and 2 children (aged 10 and 12 years). We combined a canoe trip with a guided hike through the Shenandoah River State park. We had a wonderful time and plan to return!

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Washington DC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have been paddling with Downriver for almost 15 years and keep going back. The staff go out of their way to make sure everyone has a great time. Regardless of group size, I have been on the river with 65+ paddlers, Downriver makes the trips almost effortless. If you like camping, their overnight trips with camping at Compton creek... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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351 reviews 351 reviews
178 attraction reviews
446 helpful votes 446 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very friendly staff at this outfitter making frequent drop offs upstream for whatever duration you desire. We had just a bit of time before our zip lining later in the day and so could only do the shortest of their trips. Still, I'm always surprised how fast time goes when on the river! Only downside was that apparently a bus... More

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New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I chose this outfitter for convenient location and because their brochure was very clear.I followed their directions from Luray and found the location without difficulty. I was kayaking and had a choice of a 3.5 mile (1 hour if you paddle all the way, more if you play around or let the river take you without much paddling) or 7.5... More

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NorthernVirginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Alway polite, fun & friendly. Equipment is in good shape. Great location - very pretty. I've been going to this place once or twice a sumer for years now. Just love it. Yes, bridge construction is a pain, and detracts from the beauty, but it is almost done! Only, very small complaint: the staff this year seems to sit out... More

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Blandon, Pa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Due to construction of a new bridge, you had to go in the river close to the home base. This would have been ok, except that we were supposed to look for # 31, but we never saw it and ended going about a mile further than we should have. So by the end, everyone was annoyed. Although I will... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I have been taking short vacations with Downriver Canoe Company off and on for the last 12 years and it is ALWAYS a great experience. The people who run DCC are friendly, knowledgeable, and super helpful. We do the two day canoe trip and the guys at DCC always communicate with us about river levels, expected weather, and what to... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This place was really cool. You can either rent a raft, canoe, or kayak and then you choose your river trip for the day. We went on trip 3 in a small raft. The rafts are slower then the canoe and kayak. And if we had the choice to do it again, we would have chosen the kayaks probably. Once... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This place offers wonderful trips down the Shenandoah River via canoe or kayak. We took the 7 mile kayak trip and will definitely be coming back. I suggest getting an early start, if possible, as there are many birds and wildlife to be seen that will likely run or fly off once the crowds come along. The staff were very... More

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