Rocky Forest River Run
Rocky Forest River Run
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Friday
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Paddle Sports Outfitter renting Kayaks, Canoes and River Tubes on the Yadkin River in Elkin, NC, in the Foothills and Yadkin Valley region. Getting on the river is amazingly relaxing and one of the most fun things to do in Elkin. We are only a few miles from I-77 and US 21 & just minutes from downtown Elkin. Both young'uns and well seasoned folks enjoy relaxing and floating down the Yadkin River, one of the longest rivers in NC. We offer 1.5 - 6 hour trips through Wilkes, Surry and Yadkin counties. Shuttle Service also available. RFRR is also offering wellness sessions, to include riverside yoga and fitness kayaking by appointment. Call to find out more or get on the schedule. We cannot wait to see you and help you chillax for a while and let your worries wash away down the river.
Elkin, North Carolina

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Marianne Boettler
2 contributions
Jun 2022
There were many people who made our kayaking experience wonderful! From being greeted, to transporting us to the launch site, carrying our kayaks and helping us get settled into them, then helping us out at the end and transporting us back to our car. Rocky Forest River Run provided well maintained kayaks (we saw them washing the kayaks and tubes of the groups that went before us). I highly recommend them!
Written June 28, 2022
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Laura C
1 contribution
Aug 2021
This is a great place to go tubing. They made the whole experience so easy. They got us in tubes and out of the water. The river is wide and very calm. There were 4 of us and they tied our tubes together. I highly recommend tubing here. We will go back. Others in my group who had been tubing at other locations said this was the best tubing experience they have had. Prices are also great.
Written August 9, 2021
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samba13
samba1360 contributions
Jul 2020
What a nice operation on the Yadkin River. Everything was so efficient from the communication with the owner to the online waver forms. The equipment was first class and after a lovely morning tubing, we were literally lifted out of the tube by two nice men- and I'm skinny! I only wish the ride down the river had been longer.We'll be back.
Written July 27, 2020
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Thanks for taking time to do a review. Hopefully it will quit raining so much this season and the trip will be back to normal for a slow lazy ride down to our dock. Hope to see you soon.
Written July 30, 2020
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Stevie P
3 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Folks at the place were polite and helpful and told us just what to expect on our trip. Took my girls on their first short kayak trip. Water was faster and muddier than normal but was expected after recent rains.
Written August 20, 2020
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Glad we could get you all on the water, so they could experience river kayaking. We have definitely had our share of rain (plus some ) this year for sure. Keep hoping that will change, but seems to be a pattern this season. Thanks for taking time to do a review!
Written August 21, 2020
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Draftcross
Mountain Park, NC116 contributions
Jul 2021
We had a wonderful time kayaking the Yadkin with Rocky Forest River run. Three locals and eight from TN and MD truly enjoyed every bit of our trip. I’m a big hero for suggesting this to our family. RFRR is a big hero because you arranged our trip perfectly. Thanks very much.
Written August 1, 2021
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Teresa P
Raleigh, NC9 contributions
Aug 2021
This was our first tubing experience on the Yadkin River...and we are ready to go again with the Rocky Forest River Run group! The tubes were in excellent condition. The staff was polite and professional. We loved the Gator ride through the woods as we headed back to our cars at the end of the trip.
Written August 17, 2021
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Mary N
1 contribution
Jun 2022
This was the first time I had been tubing since I was a kid! Myself, a friend and my granddaughter, who is 10, went. We had an absolute blast!!! The staff is super friendly, had their stuff together and on point. The equipment was in good shape, they got my granddaughter into a life jacket and adjusted it so that it fit her the correct way. Then they take you down to an access point by van, and you float back down the river to their dock. At the dock they literally, grab your tube and pull you up onto the landing and then take you back to their office via a nice scenic ride on a Ranger. I will definitely do this again and I highly recommend this company!
Written June 13, 2022
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Dean C
Charlotte, NC6 contributions
Aug 2021
The facilities and staff are fantastic at this experience. We felt welcomed and the equipment was clean and well maintained. We had four couples tubing for a birthday event. We were driven to the launch location and the staff was very helpful to get our tubes and explain how the trip will work and where will finish. Everything went as planned. I would highly recommend Rocky Forest River Run!
Written August 24, 2021
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clift b
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Family
The staff was super friendly and answered any and all questions. The tubes are in great shape. Nicest tubes I’ve ever rented in all my years of tubing. This section of the river is a nice leisurely float.
Written July 27, 2020
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Glad you had fun and glad you enjoyed our tubes!
Written July 30, 2020
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Jo Ann C
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Friends
Our girl scout troop had a great time tubing. It was a great way to get outdoors and still social distance. The water was nice and cool and the girls had to use some serious team work to help get girls back on tubes in deep water when they slipped off. It was a great experience. Thank you Cindy.
Written August 2, 2020
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Glad the weather cooperated this Friday and glad they had a good time Joann. Thanks for taking time to do a review :).
Written August 3, 2020
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