Shenandoah River Conditions

Current River Status

Last updated March 29, 2020

Front Royal Gauge Reading:1.86
Cubic Feet per Second (CFS):1180
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:56 Degrees
Water Clarity:Clear
Paddling Conditions:GOOD! The river is in the middle of the "Normal" range, a great level and fun for all paddlers. The river has good flow and there are lots of nice riffles and rapids to play in. Fisherman and those that just want to float should consider taking shorter trips so that you will not be pushed to finish before closing. We are running currently offering canoes, kayaks, fishing kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and rafts. 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! See you on the river.

The COVID-19 outbreak remains front and center for all of us. The situation is dynamic and rapidly changing. As always, the safety and well-being of our guests and employees is our greatest concern. We continue to follow guidance from federal, state and local authorities and are in close contact with them.
While we're all practicing social distancing, we want everyone to know that we are still here and running trips daily. We all need to enjoy some fresh air and get some outdoor activity during this time. The very nature of a river trip promotes a little distance between people while remaining a social activity and enhancing well being. That being said, we kindly ask that guests avoid arriving in large groups and respectfully stay at home if you are feeling ill. Guests with prepaid reservations that choose to cancel will receive a full refund, and hopefully return later in the season.
We will immediately institute the follows safety precautions:
* All public areas and touch surfaces will be sanitized continually throughout the day.
* Paddles and life jackets will be sanitized after each use.
* Boats will be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
* Shuttle vehicles will be wiped down and sanitized after each shuttle.
* We will only shuttle individual groups - no mixed groups.
* We ask that groups not congregate in the office. Please send one representative in to the office to signup for the entire group.
* We will limit our food service operations to prepackaged and/or precooked items.

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 (vitamin D) and breathing the fresh air will help ease the stress and promote well being.
To all our loyal river folks, please be patient, stay healthy and we'll all be floating the river real soon!
Remember; we are open daily from 9 am to 5 pm!
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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