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Frequently Asked Questions

  • RFRR is open Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are required.
  • ALL Rocky Forest River Run trips are SELF-GUIDED unless the customer specifically requests someone to guide their trip in advance.
  • Customers must arrive at least 20 minutes early to complete check-in and be fitted for your rental equipment. Folks with their own boats using the Shuttle service, need to arrive in 25 min. early to load your equipment on our trailer and complete the shuttle release form.
  • Paddle at your leisure, but ALL boaters must return no later than 5:30 p.m. Sat & Sun, 7:00 p.m. on Friday and 20 min. prior to sunset when participating in a twilight run, to avoid a late return fee.
  • Each trip rental includes: kayak, tube, or canoe with a life vest and paddle or oar(s) & the shuttle upstream.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure all parties their group wear their life vest while on the river. Children ages 12 and under are required to wear life vests at all times while on waterways, per North Carolina law.
  • For safety and liability children under the age of five (5) years old cannot be allowed in rental equipment. Thank you for understanding our concern for your and your child’s well-being.
  • We do NOT shuttle other folks’ tubes or other inflatables.
  • We cannot allow pets in our van due to cloth seats and allergies…sorry.


Trip Examples Approx. Time Approx. Length Start and End
1 1.5 – 2.5 hrs 2.8 m Crater Park to RFRR
2 4.25 – 5.5 hr 9 m Ronda to RFRR