Opening in May!! Make Your Group Reservation Early!

  • Kayak On The Fork

    Fun! Easy!
    No Experience Required!

  • Play With Mother Nature!

    ...Float the Fork in 2016!

Reopening May 2018! Call 276-645-1020 for Reservations! Email Adventure Mendota!

Get Off The Grid and Into the River!

Reopening May 2018! Adventure Mendota offers unguided kayak river trips from our base camp on Swinging Bridge Road on the North Fork of the Holston. Our Class I/Class II river is perfect for recreational kayaking; the water's gentle flow ensures your first kayak trip will be as good as your next ten! No experience necessary! Call 276-645-1020 for your reservation!

Thank You For Floating the Fork!

  • Three new tandems arrived this morning.  Spring kayaking can’t be far behind!

    - New Tandems Arrived!
  • In 2017, we’ll be closing following the Labor Day Holiday.  We’ll hang up our paddles and start planning for 2018!

    - Open Through Labor Day Weekend!
  • Is Washington County, Virginia a great place to start a small business.  YES!  Most definitely, YES!!!

    - Adventure Mendota Takes 1st Place
  • In 2016 we  added an upriver route for customers who own their own kayaks who are experienced enough to navigate the rock dam.  (See the pix on our rate page.) This is great for those who want to fish or who want to kayak slowly.

    - New Route!
  • Mike and I were at Manna Bagel eating breakfast when someone came up and said “Getting ready to go kayaking this summer?” We didn’t know them but of course we loved them because they had visited us in 2015. FIST BUMP! We felt like celebs!

    - Fist Bump!
  • Adventure Mendota took second place in the My Southwest Virginia Opportunity Challenge.  You can bet that $10,000 will be put to good use!

    - We Won $10,000!
  • Those nice folks at Appalachian Spring invited us to be in the movies!   Really!  A 10 minute video about all the great outdoor recreation things Southwest Virginia has to offer!! Go look for it on our RiverBlog posts.  We’re at the end inviting everyone to that postcard called Southwest Virginia!!

    - We’re In the Movies
  • 12 Kayaks On May 9, 2015.   42 Kayaks on July 4, 2015.   52 Kayaks when we open on May 7, 2016.   Thank you to those of you who have made this happen.  XOXO  Eva  That was big news in 2016.  In 2017, however, we have over 60 kayaks!   Woo Hoo!


    - 60+ Kayaks!
  • No stinky life vest for Adventure Mendota’s guests.  We wash them daily and hang then out to dry on our hillbilly clothesline.

    - Good Smells!
  • Adventure Mendota’s tag reads “FRK TAXI”…(for those of you who aren’t from around here…that stands for Fork Taxi…we’re on the North Fork!). More importantly our tag say “In God We Trust.” We do and we will.

    - We Do and We Will!

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