River Conditions

Updated On: Friday, September 22, 2017
River Level: VERY LOW
The River Level Is: Steady
River Temperature: 72 degrees
Clarity: Dead Clear
Fall is finally here although you would never know it by the weather. The weather for today calls for sunny skies and warm with temps again in the mid 80's. The river level has settled once again into our "Very Low" range, so you will bump and scrape in places to be sure, and probably have to step out of your watercraft from time to time. Water clarity remains gin clear. Water temperature has risen strongly back up into the low 70's, so tubing should be comfortable again temperature wise this weekend. We are open every day, seven days a week, 9 to 6 Monday through Friday, and 7 to 7 Saturday and Sunday (weekend hours for October are 8 to 6 due to diminishing sunlight). Fishing action has been running pretty strong all year and that trend continues. We have plenty of canoes, kayaks, rafts, and tubes available for today and for this coming weekend, so last minute floats are a definite possibility. We are open every day through the end of October. See you on the river.

Be advised river conditions can change rapidly with sudden storms or heavy rain in the upper watershed. Also, water temperature can vary up to 6 degrees or more in a single day.

To find out more detail about current conditions
click here to visit the Luray River Gauge

River Level Descriptions


No canoes will be rented when the river is too damn high, no exceptions.


River is swift and powerful, use extra caution at Compton Rapid and the Low Water Bridge. Small rapids smoothed over. Keep those lifevests zipped up.


The ideal canoeing level. Lots of small rapids to play in.


Canoe will bump and scrape some, but canoeists should not have to step out of their canoes. Trips take longer.


Shorten up your trip. Canoeist will have to step out of their canoes from time to time, but even at this level the river can still be quite enjoyable if you take your time.

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