When the James River is running bewteen 4.5′ and 6′ (on Westham Guage) this is a great route that will take you about 3-4 hours to float. There are 4 sets of Class II whitewater that can easily flip you off your tube, so be prepared for that. As the name suggests, for this service we are simply shuttling you and your own tubes (not provided by us) from Reedy Creek to Pony Pasture parking lot.
**Important** Park your car at Reedy Creek– 4190 Riverside Dr, Richmond, VA 23225– and our shuttle will meet you there.
Leave yourself lots of time to park your car as parking is very limited and it might take awhile to find a space in the lot or on the road. Your tubes can’t be larger than 4′ in diameter. We’ll give you and your tube a ride up to Pony Pasture, then it’s off you go to shred the gnar!! You’ll take-off the river at your car.
**Park policy is that alcohol is prohibited on the river. All drinks should be in cans or plastic containers…NO glass please!
** People’s biggest regret is getting dehydrated and sunburned. So, do yourself a favor and pack ample water and sunscreen. Likewise, have a plan for car keys and phones….nothin’ worse than getting to the takeout with a phone and keys at the bottom of the river. Consider Uber or Lyft. You can purchase a tube deflating tool from us upon on-line checkout that will enable you to quickly deflate your tubes so you can take them in the car easily after your trip.
* If you don’t see dates/times available, please feel free to call the shop at 804-560-0068 during business hours
Pick you up at Reedy Creek and drop you off at Pony Pasture
Approx. 4 hrs.
Class I-II rapids
Your decision. Call us for recommendations given river level