Shenandoah River Conditions
Current River Status
Last updated September 24, 2023
|River Gauge Readings:||1.35 feet inside the Front Royal gauge, mile 44 - still rising a bit!|
|Cubic Feet per Second (CFS):||516 CFS|
Lower 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:||71 Degrees|
|Paddling Conditions:||For today, the river has jumped up into the Normal Range, the best level we have seen since the end of July! We do expect the river to continue to rise, hopefully into the upper Normal range by Monday. This is a good level to run most of our trips. State Park trips may still be a little boney until the level gets above 1.6 on the gauge. Fisherman and those that just want to float along should consider selecting shorter trips so you can enjoy your time on the water and not be rushed to finish by closing time.
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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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!
Choose From Our Favorite Half Day Trips
Trip #1 Shenandoah River Tubing
Karo Landing to Front Royal Outdoors
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 Watercraft
Karo Landing to Front Royal Landing
Most popular half-day 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.
Trip #1 All Watercraft
Karo Landing to Front Royal Outdoors
The most popular short trip including all of our paddlesports watercraft! Trip 1 floats from Karo Landing, downstream 3 miles to our base at Front Royal Outdoors. This easy river float is perfect for quick family excursions on the Shenandoah River.