Shenandoah River Conditions

Current River Status


Last updated October 17, 2021

River Gauge Readings: 1.63 at Front Royal Gauge
Cubic Feet per Second (CFS): 782 CFS at Front Royal Gauge
River Level:

Normal Range - 1.2 to 1.69 on the Front Royal Gauge

Watercraft may bump and scrape some, paddlers may have to step out of their watercraft from time to time. Trips take a little longer. 1.2 to 1.69 feet on the Front Royal Gauge.

Morning River Temperature: 66 Degrees
Water Clarity: Clear - 4 + feet of underwater visibility
Paddling Conditions: The river this morning (10/17) is in the lower part of the NORMAL Range, a nice Fall season paddling level. For today we will be running canoes, kayaks, rafts & paddle boards on all trips.
TUBING SEASON HAS ENDED FOR 2021 - CANOES, KAYAKS & RAFTS ARE AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK UNTIL OCTOBER 31.
Current hours of operation are: 9 am to 5 pm weekdays and 8 am to 6 pm weekends.
Wearing a ZIPPED UP LIFE VEST IS A MUST at all times while on the water. Remember to bring plenty of drinking water, snacks, sunscreen, shoes that you can wear in the river, and a change of clothes. Remember to always wear your life vest!
COVID POLICY - We still have enhanced cleaning of all vehicles and equipment after each use and strongly recommend that all guests wear a face mask while in our store and shuttle vehicles. Shuttle drivers have the discretion to allow guests to ride the shuttle without a mask as long as all guests in the shuttle are comfortable with unmasked riders. Have fun & stay safe!

Our online eCommerce store is open and we are shipping orders or making items available for in store pickup.
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

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

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