Midway between Harrisburg & State College – Pennsylvania
Juniata River Adventures at Buttonwood Campground: Kayaking & Canoeing on the Juniata River - Midway between Harrisburg & State College, Pennsylvania
Kayaking & Canoeing on the Juniata River

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The Juniata River near Buttonwood Campground

Kayaking on the Juniata River at Buttonwood Campground

Canoe Launch on the Juniata River at Buttonwood Campground

2017 Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Juniata River Adventures and Buttonwood Campground offer canoe and kayak rentals and livers service on the beautiful Juniata River. The Juniata River is a slow-moving, peaceful body of water that wanders through the beautiful farmlands, dense woods, rolling ridges and small towns of the Juniata River Valley.

Bald Eagle along the Juniata River near Buttonwood Campground

Bald Eagle along the Juniata River near Buttonwood Campground

Bald Eagle along the Juniata River near Buttonwood Campground

Some of the resident Bald Eagles that you might see on one of your trips!

Upstream Trips are offered Monday thru Friday

Upstream Trips:

Canoe/Tandem Single Kayak Livery

Mifflin Access Area to JRA
(1.5 hours / 3 miles)

$46.00 $36.00 $20.00

Mifflintown Access to JRA
(3 hours / 5 miles)

$46.00 $36.00 $20.00

Narrows Access Area to JRA
(4.5 hours / 9 miles)

$59.00 $49.00 $40.00

Victory Park to JRA
(6 hours / 15 miles)

$69.00 $59.00 $40.00

Downstream Trips are offered Saturday and Sunday

Downstream Trips:

Canoe/Tandem Single Kayak Livery

JRA to Muskrat
(2.5 hours / 5 miles)

$46.00 $36.00 $20.00

JRA to Thompsontown
(4.5 hours / 9 miles)

$59.00 $49.00 $20.00

JRA to Greenwood
(6 hours / 15 miles)

$69.00 $59.00 $40.00

If you take multiple boats on one trip, the price per boat DROPS.
Livery charge covers 2 boats; any additional boats are $5.00 each.
Canoes can hold 2 adults and 1-2 small children. Tandem Kayaks hold 2 people. Single Kayaks hold 1 person.

Click here for a state map and guide to the Juniata River Water Trail.
(PDF file requires Adobe Reader.)

New Tubing Adventures

Mifflin to Juniata River Adventures.
(3 hours / 3 miles)
Adults 18 and up - $20.00 / Ages 17 and under - $15.00

Buttonwood Campground & Juniata River Adventures Policies

• Credit Cards: We require a credit card number to be on file for each reservation/rental.
• Group Rates: Group rates are available when renting ten or more canoes or kayaks.
• Length of Trips: Times are approximate and based on a leisurely pace, but can vary depending on the depth and flow of the river.
• Reservations: Reservations are suggested. Customers with reservations will take priority over walk-in customers.
• Alcohol and Drugs: We reserve the right to refuse to rent equipment to any person who is intoxicated. No refunds will be made. No alcohol on the river. There is a zero drug tolerance policy.
• Release of Liability: Every adult must read and sign a release of liability before each trip, and adults must sign a release of liability form for minors.
• Damage Deposits: If equipment is returned exceptionally dirty or damaged, the credit card on file with your reservation will be charged for additional cleanup or any damage to equipment.

Double your fun! Combine your canoe or kayak trip with camping!
Click here for campsite and cabin rates and information.

Travel Directions

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Juniata River Adventures • 106 East River Road • Mifflintown, PA 17059 • (717) 320-1102 • GPS Coordinates: 40.5312108,-77.4035152