Getting Here

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Adventure Mendota
4457 Swinging Bridge Road
Mendota, Virginia

We ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your launch time.  This allows ample time for you to:

  • Pay for your trip and review and sign our Liability Release.
  • Be fitted with your PFD
  • Use the rest room, change into your river shoes etc.
  • Walk to the launch site
  • Have a brief orientation
Come on…we’re waiting on you!” Darby

Darby in the jeep

If you’re from Johnson City, it’s still easy–just get to Bristol or Kingsport and follow these directions!  Please keep in mind that as you drive to Mendota, you will move out of cell phone range.   Follow Darby!

If you get lost, ask anyone! And if you’re near the river, you’re near us! Here’s some general directions:

From Bristol (By Shearer’s Snack Foods)
Follow Commonwealth Ext. going under the overpass
Veer right onto Benhams Rd. Continue 4.8 miles
Turn right onto Nordyke Rd. (State Route 622) Continue 6.3 miles
Turn left onto Barnrock Rd. Continue for 1.3 miles
After passing the Barnrock and Pine Grove Church…
Sharp left onto Swinging Bridge Rd.
Continue on Swinging Bridge for 1.7 miles
Adventure Mendota is on the right.

 

From Abingdon (From Porterfield Hwy)
Go SE on Porterfield Hwy/Hwy 11 for 7.5 miles
Turn left onto Rt. 802 Mendota Rd. Continue 11.3 miles
Turn left on Barnrock Rd. (small empty store is on left)
Stay on Barnrock .2 miles (very short distance)
Turn right on Swinging Bridge
(If you passed the Barnrock Barn,
you’ve went too far)
Continue on Swinging Bridge for 1.7 miles
Adventure Mendota is on the right

 

From Gate City/Weber City
If coming from Kingsport on Wadlow Gap Road, turn right onto US-58E/US-421 S/Hiltons Road
If coming from Gate City, turn left onto US-58E/US-421 S/Hiltons Road
Continue 4.9 Miles
Turn left on A. P. Carter Highway (At Exxon Station)
In .1 mile veer sharply (staying on A. P. Carter Highway) near train car
Continue 8.5 miles and veer right on Civil Drive
Remain on Civil Drive (not crossing the bridge)
Road changes to a dirt road
When pavement returns, you are on Swinging Bridge Road
Go 2.1 miles.
Adventure Mendota is on your left.  Yellow house is on hill.