October 18-20, 2019 | James River State Park
Gladstone, Virginia



 Join us for the 3rd annual James River Park Roof Top Tent Rally (#JRRTR), October 18-20 in Gladstone, Virginia! Hang out with other overlanders, adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy a relaxing weekend of camping with good people, good music, and fun on the river and trails.

If this is your first time at the rally please check out some event recaps here, and here.

This event will feature:

  • Adventure travel gear vendors, including: HiVis, Overland Gear Exchanged, East Coast Overland Adventure, CVT, Get Lost Overland, Backwoods Overland, Blue Ridge Overland Gear, and more!

  • Live music.

  • 20 miles of biking/hiking trails.

  • 8 miles of James River for kayaking, fishing, or swimming.

  • Connecting with other overlanders.

  • Raffles.

  • Register for the RTTR Cook Off by emailing Family Adventures Overlanding for your chance to win a TemboTusk Skottle. Limited to 12 spots.

  • and more!

Take time to explore the James River State Park: go mountain biking or hiking on 20 miles of trails. Enjoy access to the James River and the beauty of the rolling meadows and spectacular views.

DOGS (IMPORTANT!): Dogs are welcome but they must be leashed at all times. Failure to keep your dog leashed and under control could result in you being asked to leave the event.

Ground tents and off-road trailers (under 20ft.) are welcome. RVs and campers are not permitted at this event.

Above ground firepit w/fire pan that prevents ground scorching is required. DO NOT BRING FIREWOOD: NO OUTSIDE FIREWOOD IS ALLOWED. Firewood will be for sale in the park - made available by Friends of James River State Park (a non-profit charity).

Ice will be for sale by Friends of James River State Park (a non-profit charity).

It is recommended to bring vehicular leveling blocks.

Event hosted by Blue Ridge Overland Gear and the James River State Park.


Registration: $55 per vehicle / camping unit. **(non-refundable)**
Registration at the event: $75 (if registration reaches 250 vehicles before the event, ‘at the gate’ registration will not be available).

Early Camping: $22 extra (beyond registration fee) for camping on the night of October 17 (arrive after 4pm).

Please direct all registration questions to: adam@blueridgeoverlandgear.com

Check-in begins on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 1 p.m. and check-out is Sunday, October 20 at 2 p.m. Main entry gate is open until 10pm. If arriving later please call John Fury (Assistant Park Manager, James River State Park) at: 434-942-1339 (cell)

James River State Park, Amphitheater Field.
104 Green Hill Dr., Gladstone, VA 24553