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Civil War Paddle

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

$40 – $50
People sitting in canoes on sandbar listening to man talk

National Park Service Supervisory Historian Greg Mertz leads this daylong canoe tour of Civil War sites along the Rapidan River.

It is one of our most popular trips and brings to life legendary figures, like Stonewall Jackson, George Custer and J.E.B. Stuart. We also see the remains of Native American fish weirs. Bring a bag lunch, lots of water, sunscreen, etc. PLEASE, no alcohol.

This trips fills FAST, so register early. Minimum age is 12 years and this is a STRENUOUS, all-day event.

Meet at 8 a.m. at the Va. Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries boat ramp at Ely’s Ford, on Route 610, just before it crosses the Rapidan. We’ll shuttle to Germanna Ford for launch, arriving back at Ely’s Ford about 4 p.m.


28 available
Civil War Paddle - Regular$50.00Non-FOR member price
28 available
Civil War Paddle - Member$40.00Discounted price for members of FOR


June 13
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40 – $50