Enjoy the natural resources of Southwest Virginia by joining us for an outdoor adventure. We offer raft tours, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, zip line, snow tubing, outdoor cooking classes, and more. Find information about our annual
Rowdy Dawg mountain bike race, ReNew the New River Clean Up Event, and Kids' Fishing Day.
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.
Download or print a Fall 2023 Activity Calendar.
Cruising on the Pontoon - $55
F, Sep 1, 9 am - 5 pm, Claytor Lake State Park
Travel in style on an 18-foot party pontoon with reclining chairs. We’ll provide hotdogs on the grill and drinks. Participants are requested to bring a side to share. The deadline to register is August 25.
Drift and Dine on the New - $25
Sa, Sep 16, 1 pm - 8 pm, New River
Some say the evenings are the best time to be on the water. This trip will take us down a short three-mile class I, II section where we will experience all the New River has to offer. At the end of the trip we will
dine at The Palisades, a local hotspot for evening entertainment and contemporary cuisine in a countryside setting. The Palisades is located in the former Payne's
General Store in Eggleston. Participants are responsible for their meal cost. All equipment is provided along with dry bags, personal flotation devices, paddles, and paddling jackets. The deadline to register is September 8.
We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 1 pm and return around 8 p.m.
Claytor Lake Senior Sit-On-Top Kayaking - $30
Tu, Sep 26, 9 am - 1 pm, Claytor Lake State Park
If you love being out on the river on our rafting programs, but want a little more freedom controlling your own craft, then the Sit-On-Top kayak program is perfect for you! Take in the sights and sounds of water splashing around you. We provide full instruction on how to navigate your own sit-on-top kayak in a safe environment on calm clear water. We teach you the proper paddle strokes to navigate your boat. All equipment is provided.
Lunch is provided water front on this great outdoor program. The deadline to register is September 19.
We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 9 am and return around 1 pm.
New River Gorge National Park Hike - $10
W, Oct 18, 8 am - 5 pm, Lansing, WVNew River Gorge National Park
is the newest national park in the United States. This enjoyable hike on the
will take us on a old railroad bead over looking the historic town of Thurmond
. Participants are responsible for their own lunch in iconic Fayetteville, West Virginia
. The deadline
to register is October 11.
Level II - Moderate Exercise
Participants explore off the beaten path by stepping over trail obstacles, such as root and rock outcroppings. Climb and descend moderate, uneven terrain. Walking shoes with a cleaved sole are required.
Dutch Oven Cooking - $15
W, Nov 8, 10 am - 2 pm, Mid County Park
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. You can even try your hand at disc golf located right at the shelter
if you like.
We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 10 am and return around 2 pm.
Rowdy Dawg Mountain Bike Enduro and Cross Country Race
Sa-Su, Oct 28-29, Poverty Creek Trail System
Save the date! More information will be available for the 2023 Rowdy Dawg here closer to the
If you have any questions, feel free to call the Montgomery County Parks and Recreation office from 8:30 am - 5 pm at (540) 382-6975, Option 1.
You may also reach us via email at email@example.com.