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GRAYSON COUNTY | The Scenic River

The New River is a great place to relax & unwind. This American Heritage River winds 30 miles through Grayson County. You can enjoy a leisurely Class 1 Float with the family or an adrenaline packed Class 111 shoal. Discover why everyone loves a day on the New River!

A day on the New River is the perfect way to relax and enjoy being on the water. The New River offers a variety of experiences: a tube float with the family, a canoe trip for the romantic picnic, or a kayak ride on a Class 111 rapid.

If you are unfamiliar with the area or need equipment a local outfitter can give you advice on the proper stretch of water, shuttle your boat and provide rental equipment.

Basic New River Maps are available at the Historic 1908 Courthouse Visitor Center for $1. Or National Geographic provides a detailed map of the New River. Several vacation homes listed on our "Places to Stay" page are located on the New River. This is a great way to spend a weekend.

New River Conservancy:

The New River winds its way through three states and countless communities who enjoy its beauty and wildlife. If you would like info on the mission of the New River Conservancy please visit :

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