Hello and thank you for visiting our website! We are a small business owned by close friends. We value a clean, family oriented environment. We offer canoe, kayak and tube rentals on the Shenandoah River. Our trips are all self-guided, include rental of equipment, life jackets and shuttle. We want you to have a memorable experience on the river, and come back to see us for years to come! We can plan a river adventure best suited to your group so that you have a safe and enjoyable time together, surrounded by the natural beauty of our area. Our departure times are flexible, the check in process is quick and simple. Our equipment is clean, and of high quality, and our customer service unbeatable! Get back to basics and enjoy the outdoors!


Mudkat Outfitters LLC is owned and operated by Mike and Crissy Jones, and Rodney and Jennifer Rines. This business came to be while camping along the Shenandoah River with our church youth group, sparked by a casual conversation between Mike and Rodney about people’s love for the river. Mike is the “driver” who got the ball rolling and kept the fire under the rest of us, Rodney is the resident “river expert” (ask him about his three day canoe trips in the fall/winter,) and Crissy and Jennifer are the brains behind the whole operation! We won’t tell the guys that though! This is a total family and friend run venture. We couldn’t do it without the guy who work with us, so a special shout out to our planners and drivers: Donald, Hensil, and Jimmy. Then of course we can’t leave out our younger guys who do so much: Derrick, Trent, and Hayden. They are all awesome! Our mission is to offer first class customer service, and a fun, safe time on the river! We will throw in some good ole humor, and southern hospitality for free! Give us a call at (540) 843-0919 for more information and to make a reservation! While you are here, make sure to check out our FAQ and Price list pages



Spring is almost here, which means we will be opening soon and the river fun will begin! Our anticipated opening date will be in April on a limited “advance reservation only” basis Tuesday through Sunday (we will be closed on Mondays.)  We need at least one or more day’s notice for reservations. Although there isn’t anyone answering phones during the day, we will check messages and return calls at the end of each day. Once business amps up and our busy summer season arrives, our hours will be expanded to a normal operating schedule.  Thank you for visiting our page, and feel free to contact us with any questions!

So, why aren’t you there and answering my calls on weekdays you may ask?  Tourism in our area slows down greatly when schools go back in session, which ultimately means business reduces significantly for our river activities, especially on weekdays. Reducing hours helps us keep our prices low and continue to offer the personalized services that have become so popular, such as pick up from participating local campgrounds. Hope to talk with you soon!

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