Shenandoah River Conditions

Current River Status


Last updated August 21, 2019

Front Royal Gauge Reading:1.36 feet inside the gauging station
Cubic Feet per Second (CFS):567
River Level:

Below Normal

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:83 Degrees
Water Clarity:Clear
Paddling Conditions:We should see a slight bump in the river level over the next day or so from the storm yesterday afternoon and the rain in the forecast for today and tomorrow. At this time of the season rain is good! This morning the river is in the lower part of the Normal Range, a good river level for mid August and a nice level for floating and enjoying the river. We suggest starting your trips early to beat the heat and any afternoon storms that may pop up. Be prepared, check the local weather link at the bottom of the page. Those that want to fish or just float along should consider taking a shorter trip so that you wont be pressed for time to complete your trip before closing time. Be sure to exercise extra caution at all rapids, especially Compton, the Ledge & Karo rapid. We are open for trips 7 days a week until November 3rd. Join us out here in the Shenandoah Valley this week for some fun in the outdoors!
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!
Our store is open 7 days a week for those looking for canoes, kayaks & paddlesports gear.
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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