Paddle the quiet and secluded waterway of the Talbott Reservoir, dubbed the ‘Grand Canyon of Virginia,’ in this challenging full-body workout. Part of the Dan River Gorge, the pristine reservoir flows at an elevation of 2600 feet, and offers a glimpse of rare and spectacular scenery.

Stand at full height and keep a look out playful river otters, active beavers and diverse waterfowl as you glide past hillsides blanketed with wildflowers. Listen for the sounds of trickling streams and birdcalls as you in breathe in fragrant mountain breezes.

Paddle boarding has become a popular cross-training activity as it delivers a full-body workout, strengthening your core, improving your strength and balance. For reservations, please call 276.222.3800 or email

  • Instruction and orientation are included in 2.5 hour tours.
  • Participants must weight at least 50 lbs. and be able to swim.
  • Personal flotation devices are provided.

pricing information

  • 2.5 hour tour $130 per person.