The Roanoke River Overlook and Fishermans Trail located along the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 114.7 are closed for bridge repairs. Please be aware of the potential for falling debris if you paddle under the Parkway bridge. Repairs on the Roanoke River Bridge are scheduled to occur from May 2021 to spring 2022.
The next public access point on the Roanoke River is located about 3 miles downstream of the Niagara Dam at Explore Park’s Rutrough Point located at 4348 Rutrough Road SE Roanoke, VA 24014 (river right; Latitude 37.2259, Longitude ‐79.8474).
For more information about the Roanoke River Blueway: https://www.roanokeriverblueway.org/