NRJ will be OPEN for tubing today at 11:00am. We are operating at a YELLOW LEVEL. This means tubers must stay river right and go between the yellow buoys if going through the rapids. Come on down and get your tube on!!
New River Junction joins our community in mourning the loss of a very special man. He was not only the Deputy we loved to see pull in to our parking lot but a friend many of us have known and respected for many years. He always had a smile on his face, kind words for everyone, and a presence that made all around him feel special. He inspired all who had the chance to work or workout with him. In his bike class he got us all to work harder than we knew we could, and enjoy it at the same time. In his uniform he commanded respect but served with compassion. It's hard to imagine a world without Louie's smile shinning through.
Our hearts go out to his fellow officers who, we know, feel his loss deeply.
We hold his wife Christie Gregg Heslip in our thoughts and prayers.
May all who knew him serve him by following his lead of a smile and a kind word for all.
Louie, you touched so many and you have left a hole in this community you couldn't possibly imagine. You also left this community much better than you found it. We thank you.
In loving memory of Lewis Heslip
Temperatures are rising and river levels are falling. Mother Nature may be starting to cooperate! We are monitoring conditions and getting close to our opening requirements. Please keep checking here before heading to the river. We will post as soon as we are able to open. Remember, Big Falls Park, just above the rapids, is closed and posted. Please respect our property and wait for us to open before heading down. Any day now :)
There are a lot of benefits to being a small, family owned campground. A big one is the opportunity to help folks out when they need it. A big shout out to Jake and Justin who went above and beyond the call of duty already this week. Yesterday, they were able to help trouble shoot a camper that was having electrical issues, and, after much trial and error, they got the slides working and the camper set up. Later, a camper arrived with some serious truck problems. Not only did they arrange for our favorite mechanics at McCoy’s Garage to take a look at it today, they helped get the truck to the garage and got the family to Blacksburg at 7:30 this morning so they wouldn’t miss graduation!
Happy campers make our hard work worthwhile!