Outdoor Activities

Bow of a kayak Credit: Regina Alpaugh


Whether you want to golf, fish, kayak or tube, experienced Scottsville area guides will help you make the most of your time on the James River. Enjoy excellent small mouth bass fishing and the opportunity to see deer, Blue Herons, Ospreys, Bald Eagles, and other wildlife. We also recommend that you take time to enjoy a picnic, play tennis or hike in the public parks in the Scottsville area.


Canoe, Kayak and Tube Rentals

Three river companies in the immediate Scottsville area offer canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, camping and fishing excursions for individuals and groups, day or overnight.


Fishing and Hunting Guides

  • Hatchmatcher Guide Service – L.E. Rhodes — 434-996-5506 Orvis Endorsed Fishing Guide. L.E. Rhodes has been fishing the James and Shenandoah rivers for over 45 years. He has 17 years of guiding experience. He knows that everyone likes to catch fish but he also wants everyone to go home having learned something new.

  • Razorback Guide Service – Brian J. Bodine — (434) 923-9305 Brian Bodine leads hunts through the same countryside that Teddy Roosevelt once did, focusing on deer, turkey, bear, and a variety of bird hunting opportunities. Razorback owns and leases over 2,700 acres of farmland with exclusive hunting rights in the Central Virginia area for our clients.


Golf Instruction

  • Richard Singleton – (434) 806-0008
  • USGTF Golf Teaching Professional and Club Fitter. Pro Shop, Short game range, Electronic swing analyzer at West River Road, 1.7 miles East on Route 6 from Downtown Scottsville.