Wilderness Canoe Co.

Short paddle down the James River.

Reservations are required.

WCC to Glasgow

Rock hopping at the Confluence in Glasgow.

Explore the Wilderness.

The town of Glasgow is about 2.5 miles downstream on the James River from Wilderness Canoe Company. Glasgow has recently added an access point where the Maury River and James River meet.

Get started.

This trip starts at WCC. Your boat and gear are taken to the waters edge and launched at your own pace.

Float, paddle, play and relax as the river gently takes you to Glasgow. You will encounter two class II rapids on this trip with shallow flowing water in between.

This trip borders the James River Face Wilderness area. Great fishing opportunities can be found throughout this stretch of river.

At 2.5 miles, you can be in Glasgow in an hour or you can take your time and spend 2 or 3 hours exploring and relaxing.


Once at the confluence of the James and Maury, your boat and gear will need to be carried up the heavy timber stairs and carried about 100 yards to the waiting bus and trailer for the return to WCC. This is strenuous and should only be attempted by people capable of a strenuous take-out.

You pick the time and day for your trip. Pick up times in Glasgow are 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm. Plan your start time accordingly on how long you want to be on the river.

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