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Outdoor Programs

Enjoy the natural resources of Southwest Virginia by joining Montgomery County Parks and Recreation on an outdoor adventure! We offer programs including raft tours, kayaking, rock climbing, zip line, snow tubing, and more. Find information about our annual Rowdy Dawg mountain bike race, Mountain Trekkers Walking Club, and Kids' Fishing Day.

 

Updates


Download our Fall 2022 calendar.

 

How to Register

Register online, by phone at (540) 382-6975, or by visiting our office in the Montgomery County Government Center, located at 755 Roanoke Street, Suite 1E, in Christiansburg.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions, feel free to call the Montgomery County Parks and Recreation office from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at (540) 382-6975, Option 1.

You may also reach us via email at mcpr@montgomerycountyva.gov.

 

Fall 2022 Activities


ReNew the New River Clean-Up Event - Free

Sa, Aug. 27, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Whitethorne Boat Ramp

ReNew the New, our annual river clean up event, is the perfect opportunity to get out in nature and help keep the New River clean for future generations. We provide a BBQ lunch with all the fixings for volunteers. Bring your own water craft or borrow one of our kayaks. Register here

 

Cruising on the Pontoon - $53

Su, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Claytor Lake

Travel in style on an 18-foot party pontoon with reclining chairs, a diving board, and a water slide. We’ll provide hotdogs on the grill and drinks. Participants are requested to bring a side to share. The deadline to register is September 2.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 8:30 a.m. and return around 6:30 p.m.

 

Drift and Dine on the New - $25

F, Sept. 16, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., New River

Enjoy a relaxing raft float with class I and II rapids. Afterwards we will dine at The Palisades, a local hotspot for evening entertainment and contemporary cuisine in a countryside setting. Participants are responsible for their meal cost. All equipment is included. The deadline to register is September 9.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 12 p.m. and return around 8 p.m.

 

Claytor Lake Senior SOT Kayaking - $30

Tu, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Claytor Lake State Park 

We provide full instruction on how to navigate your own sit-on-top kayak in a safe environment on calm, clear water. Lunch is provided lakeside. The deadline to register is September 20.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 10 a.m. and return around 2 p.m.

 

 

New River Raft Float - $35

W, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., New River

Enjoy a relaxing float with exciting class II+ rapids. All equipment is provided and we will provide riverside snacks for a delicious picnic! The deadline to register is September 28.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 9 a.m. and return around 5 p.m.

 

 

New River Gorge National Park Hike - $10

 

W, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Lansing, WV

 

The New River Gorge is the newest National Park in the United States. This enjoyable loop trail leads through rich forest and rhododendron thickets. This area was a former home site of the Laing family. Clues of this history can be glimpsed along the trail. Lunch is on your own in iconic Fayetteville, West Virginia. The deadline to register is October 12.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 8:00 a.m. and return around 5:00 p.m.

 

Rowdy Dawg Mountain Bike Race - Price TBD

Sa-Su, Oct. 29 - 30, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Poverty Creek Trail System, Brush Mountain

This classic mountain bike race is a must for local mountain bikers! For more information, visit the Rowdy Dawg page.

 

Dutch Oven Cooking - $15

 

W, Nov. 16, 10 AM., Mid County Park

 

Come enjoy an afternoon at Mid County Park for a relaxing outdoor cooked meal using traditional Dutch ovens and open flame. Take a stroll along the trails while the food is prepared. Even try your hand at Disc Golf located right at the shelter if you like. The deadline to register is November 9.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 10 a.m. and return at 3 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 
Contact
Montgomery County
Government Center
755 Roanoke St., Ste. 1E
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: (540) 382-6975
Fax: (540) 382-4596
email | directions

Hours: Mon.-Fri.,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.