When the James River is running bewteen 4.5′ and 6′ (on Westham Guage) Pony Pasture to Reedy Creek 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 you buy a tube from us and we deliver it already inflated to the Pony Pasture parking area for you. You’ll need to set your own shuttle. The tube(s) are yours to keep.
The tubes are standard 16″-17″ truck innnertubes…not giant deluxe tubes but thick-gauge rubber that can take scraping on the rocks. Want to purchase another tube for your cooler? You can wedge a small cooler that is about 20″-24″ in length into the donut hole of the tube. Bring your own rope to tether tubes if you want.
**Park policy is that alcohol is prohibited on the river. All drinks should be in cans or plastic containers…NO glass please!
** Likewise, leave all towels, change of clothes, etc. in your car and 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. A tube deflation tool is included so that at the end of the trip you can easily get the tubes in your car
* If you don’t see dates/times available, please feel free to call the shop at 804-560-0068 during business hours
Pony Pasture Parking Area
Approx. 4 hrs.
Class I-II Rapids