Welcome to MKO and River Season 2017!

Wednesday, September 19, 2017: Hello! Fall is fast approaching! Current River Update: The scenery is still gorgeous as always! However, the river conditions are rather rough and the water level is extremely low right now. If you do decide to brave it and float, you will have to get out of your equipment to help navigate around certain low unpassable areas, you will scrape, and get hung up on ledges and rocks. To be truthful, it will not be as easy as it is in the early summer when the river is at a more normal level and flow. Our last day of operation for the 2017 season will be Saturday, September 30, 2017. Please note our updated operating schedule below for the month of September.  Thank you for stopping by!


We are operating on an Advance Reservations Only Basis for Weekday and Weekends for the remainder of the season, and we will not be operating with set hours for the remainder of the season.Our slow season has arrived!

Beginning September 5, 2017: There may not be someone in the office to answer your call, 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.


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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