The entire family can enjoy a half-day guided kayaking trip on the scenic Talbott Reservoir in our Funyaks, which are perfect for novices. A Funyak is an inflatable kayak that holds one or two people. Located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Talbott Reservoir is part of the Dan River Gorge, which has been dubbed the “Grand Canyon of Virginia.” At over 2,600 feet of elevation, the pristine reservoir offers rare and spectacular scenery. As you paddle the quiet and secluded waterway, look out for playful river otters, active beavers, and diverse waterfowl. Admire the wildflowers blanketing the hillsides. Take in the fragrant mountain breezes as you listen to the sounds of trickling streams and bird calls. It’s an experience you’ll never forget. For reservations, please call 276-222-3800 or e-mail us at

  • Six single Funyaks and two 2-passenger Funyaks available
  • 1 guide per 4 kayakers
  • Kayakers must be 8 years and up
  • Start times are 8:30 am and 1:00 pm
  • Recommend water shoes and swim attire

pricing information

  • Single person kayak 130 dollars
  • Two person kayak 160 dollars