Shenandoah River Conditions

Current River Status

Last updated May 23, 2022

River Gauge Readings: 2.13 feet at the Front Royal Gauge
Cubic Feet per Second (CFS): 1490
River Level:

Normal Range - 1.7 to 2.29 on the Front Royal Gauge

The ideal paddling level. Lots of nice rapids to play in. 1.7 to 2.29 feet on the Front Royal Gauge.

Morning River Temperature: 75 Degrees
Water Clarity: Slight stain, clearing nicely
Paddling Conditions: Welcome to Spring paddling on the Shenandoah! The river level is in the middle of the Normal range, a great level for running any of our trips. We are running all trips in canoes, kayaks, rafts, tubes and stand-up-paddleboards. Dress in layers and remember to take a change of clothes with you on your trip.
Remember to bring plenty of drinking water, snacks, sunscreen, shoes that you can wear in the river, and a change of clothes. Also. remember to always wear your life vest!
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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

Front Royal Outdoors

Shenandoah Tubing & River Adventures

Stay, play, and make a day of floating the Shenandoah River! Front Royal Outdoors is your premier outfitter for Shenandoah River adventures. Whether you’re looking for a short day, longer day, or multi-day river float, we have the perfect trip for you and your group. Choose from our various watercraft offerings to provide the best Shenandoah River experience.

Shenandoah River tubing is one of our most popular trips! A mellow float on a sunny day provides for a relaxing escape in nature. Dip your toes in the water and let the river take you from Karo Landing to our Front Royal Outdoors river headquarters. It’s just that easy!

We also accommodate guests on Shenandoah River kayaking, canoeing, rafting, SUP, and fishing adventures. These trips depart and end in various locations. You get to choose how long you float (as long as you are back before we close)! Where necessary, your shuttle is included in your booking. We can’t wait to see you on the river!

Additional Links

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

Choose From Our Favorite Half Day Trips

3 Miles
3-4 Hours
Karo Landing to Front Royal Outdoors
$25.64/Standard Tue, Wed, Thu $27.00 Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
$30.39/Deluxe Tue, Wed, Thu $32.00 Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon

The perfect group escape into nature! Enjoy this scenic and relaxing Shenandoah Tubing trip. Trip 1 floats from Karo Landing, river mile marker 37, downstream 3 miles to our base at Front Royal Outdoors, river mile marker 40. When booking your trip, remember to add on a cooler carrier for your cooler. When the sun is shining and the river current propels you, there’s no better way to spend a day.

Trip #2 All Watercrafts

7 Miles
3-4 Hours
Karo Landing to Front Royal Landing
$45 Solo
$63 Tandem
*Receive 10% off weekday trips. Discount offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Most popular half-day watercraft trip! Float from Karo Landing, river mile marker 37, downstream 7 miles to Front Royal Landing, river mile marker 44. Along the way, you’ll encounter scenic views and enjoy the company of friends in nature. This experience has multiple launch times and fits in perfectly with many Shenandoah National Park hikes

State Park Trip #2 All Watercrafts

5 Miles
2-3 Hours
Shenandoah River State Park to Karo Landing
$48 Solo
$65 Tandem
*Receive 10% off weekday trips. Discount offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Our most popular river section for fishing! This trip floats from the Shenandoah River State Park, downstream 5 miles to Karo Landing. Along the way, there are countless opportunities to cast to hungry smallmouth & largemouth bass, musky, carp, catfish, and other species. Choose one of our Shenandoah River fishing kayaks and you’ll have an incredible day on the water.