Drift and Dine on “The NEW”

Saturday, June 15, 2019


The New River- *Meet and Park for Shuttle at Montgomery County Government Center

755 Roanoke Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Parking is designated in back parking lot of the Government Center.

Participatory Event


1pm- 8pm. Total time from Shuttle to Launching spot and then shuttle back to parking is approximately 7 hours.


Brad Buchanan

DRIFT AND DINE along The Crooked Road
Enjoy a relaxing raft float on the New River. This trip will take us down a short three-mile class I, II section where we will experience one of the oldest rivers in the world. We'll see birds and wildlife along with plants and other natural elements in this rich biosphere of the New River Valley. At the end of the trip we will dine at a local hotspot for food and entertainment. The Palisades is located in the former Pyne's General Store in Eggleston. This restaurant offers contemporary cuisine in a unique countryside setting, warm hospitality and great food in an historic landmark building.

The registration fee for the float is $30 per participant. This includes all the equipment you'll need such as: dry bags PFD’s, Paddles, and paddling jackets. An experienced river guide will lead the float and share interesting tidbits along the way. The cost of the meal IS NOT included and will be on your own. Menu can be viewed here: http://thepalisadesrestaurant.com. Registration Deadline: JUNE 7. 2019 at 5 p.m.

This is a light rain or shine event. There will be no alternate date. The event will be cancelled IF conditions are unfavorable for maintaining personal safety. Weather conditions that would necessitate a cancellation include: Water levels higher that exceed levels safe for rafting, swift water flow exceeding flow rate level safe for rafting, high winds that exceed rate possible for safe raft navigation, and lightening. If a cancellation, prior to the float launch, is necessary there will be a full refund to participants.