Downriver Canoe Company invites you to join us in the Shenandoah Valley for an unforgettable day of fun and adventure in canoes, kayaks, rafts and tube floats on one of America’s most beautiful rivers, The Shenandoah.
Downriver Canoe Company
Your Next Great Adventure
Brought a big group of Boy Scouts down for an overnight paddle, what a great outfitter! They understood the complexity of getting a group like that down the river and helped at every step of the way. Highly recommend!
Experience instant and undeniable peace. From the moment we started to the instant you finish it is an awesome experience. They are dog friendly and have some great staff. You are literally in control of your canoe trip. Highly recommend this to all walks of life. The end point takes a little skill to get off but nothing too bad to handle. Again, we will be returning or recommending.
Friendly staff, good equipment and excellent time. We did kayaking and had so much fun. Would definitely do it again.
Downriver is amazing!! My first time tubing and I can’t wait to do it again. My husband and I enjoyed everything about our visit and we will definitely be back again! Everyone was nice and made everything comfortable. The perfect way to spend a summer day.
AN INDUSTRIAL LEGACY
During the nineteenth and most of the twentieth century a number of large, heavy industrial plants were located along the Shenandoah River. During most of that period the prevailing attitude was, “dilution is the solution to pollution”, so most of the liquid waste was simply dumped into the river with minimal processing. Won’t the river… Read more »
One of the most significant environmental threats to the Shenandoah River is nutrient loading; too much of the stuff that makes plants grow (mainly nitrogen and phosphorus) getting into the river and making the tiniest of plants (algae) grow out of control. When the algae matures, dies, and decomposes it consumes oxygen from the water… Read more »
DAMS, RIVER GAUGES, AND FLOW
There are a number of river gauges along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River which give the river level in feet for that location, but each gauge is independent of the others in its reading and rate of change, which makes it difficult to compare the readings of various gauges by using river level… Read more »