Shenandoah River Conditions

Current River Status


Last updated September 16, 2021

River Gauge Readings: 1.70 at Front Royal Gauge
Cubic Feet per Second (CFS): 975 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: 77 Degrees
Water Clarity: Clear
Paddling Conditions: This morning the river is in the lower part of the Normal Range, a good paddling level. For today (9/16) we are running canoes, kayaks, rafts, tubes and paddle boards. The State Park trips are once again starting to get a little bony (low in the McCoy's Ford area). 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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