Shenandoah River Conditions

Current River Status

Last updated August 9, 2020

Front Royal Gauge Reading: 3.25 feet at the gauging station
Cubic Feet per Second (CFS): 2940
River Level:


River is swift and powerful, use extra caution at Compton Rapid, the Ledge and Karo Rapid. Small rapids are smoothed over. 3.0 to 3.99 feet on the Front Royal Gauge.

Morning River Temperature: 80 Degrees
Water Clarity: Stained
Paddling Conditions: This morning the river is in the High Range making trips faster than at lower levels and extra caution is advised. For today all guests should have paddling experience and be a strong swimmer. MINIMUM AGE FOR TUBING TODAY IS 12 YEARS OLD!
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering only limited trips. See available trip options below.
Trip 1 – 3 Miles (Recommended)
Trip 2 – 7 Miles (Recommended)
State Park Trip 2 – 5 Miles (Fishing Only)
State Park Trip 3 – 8 Miles (Fishing Only)
River Tubing Trip
We are not running any multi-day trips at this time.
We request that all bookings, payment and waivers be done online from our website. As always, the health and safety of our guests and employees is our utmost concern, which is why at this time we are offering limited trip options. We will have limited capacity in all shuttles vehicles, so please bear with us as we move people to the river. All vehicles are sanitized after each trip and all equipment is cleaned and sanitized after each use.
**NOTE** Please be advised that all guests will be required to wear a face covering while on property and in our shuttles. A face covering and use of hand sanitizer will be required while in the store. Also, we will not be transporting any privately owned watercraft at this time. Thank you for your cooperation with these safety practices!
Remember to bring plenty of drinking water, snacks, sunscreen, shoes that you can wear in the river (no flip-flops), and a change of clothes. Also, remember to always wear your life vest!

Our online eCommerce store will remain open. Customers will be able to order products for pick-up at our store or to have shipped to your house.

As we all work to limit the spread of COVID-19, we will continue to be vigilant with our safety efforts. We also want to again remind everyone that getting outside in the sunshine and breathing the fresh air, while practicing social distancing, will help ease the stress and promote well being.
NOTE: Be advised that river conditions can change rapidly with sudden storms or heavy rain in the upper watershed. Also, water temperature can vary as much as six degrees or more in a single day.

Cubic Feet per Second (CFS)

Front Royal Gauge

Additional Links

Learn more about current fishing conditions, the local weather forecast, and view streamflow data for the entire basin.

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