Welcome to MKO and River Season 2017!

Saturday September 23, 2017: Hello! Fall is fast approaching! Current River Update: The scenery is still gorgeous as always! However, we haven’t had a lot of rain in a while and the river conditions are in rough shape and the water level is extremely low right now. Our last day of operation for the 2017 season will be Saturday, September 23, 2017. Thank you for stopping by!

Beginning September 23, 2017 we are closed for the season:

Our office will be closed and there will not be someone available to answer your calls, please leave a message and we will call you back at the end of the day, typically around 5:00 p.m. All messages left after this time may not be returned until the next business day around 5:00 p.m. All messages left on Sundays will be returned with Monday calls.  


We are a small business owned by close friends who values a clean, family oriented environment. We offer canoe, kayak and tube rentals on the Shenandoah River, our trips are all self-guided. We want you to have a fun 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! 


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! We couldn’t do it without our friends Donald, Hensil, and Jimmy, and the younger guys Derrick and Trent. 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.



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