Shenandoah River Conditions

Current River Status


Last updated October 26, 2020

Front Royal Gauge Reading: 1.50 feet at the gauging station
Cubic Feet per Second (CFS): 746
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: 58 Degrees
Water Clarity: Clear
Paddling Conditions: Updated at 8:30 AM, 10/26. This morning the river is in the lower part of the Normal Range, a little low for late October but not officially in the low range yet. Today we will offer canoes, kayaks, & rafts for all experience levels.
Remember to bring plenty of drinking water, snacks, shoes you can wear in the river (No Flip Flops) and a change of clothes. Water shoes, sneakers or sandals with a heel strap are all good footwear choices.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering only limited trips. Please click to choose from available trip options below.


Trip 1 - 3 Miles (Recommended at any level) 


Trip 2 - 7 Miles (Recommended at any level) 


Trip 3 - 11.5 Miles (Only recommended at  1.8' or higher on the gauge)


Trip 5 - 16 Miles (Only recommended at  1.8' or higher on the gauge)


Trip 7 - 2 Day (Only recommended at  1.8' or higher on the gauge)


State Park Trip 2 - 5 Miles (Only recommended at  1.8' or higher on the gauge)


State Park Trip 3 - 8 Miles (Only recommended at  1.8' or higher on the gauge)


State Park Trip 4 - 12 Miles (Only recommended at  1.8' or higher on the gauge)


We request that all bookings, payment and waivers be completed 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!
OTHER OPTIONS AVAILABLE

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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