River Conditions

Updated On: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
River Level: Normal
The River Level Is: Steady
River Temperature: 79 degrees at 9:00 am
Clarity: Clear
The nice little bump in river level we enjoyed over this past weekend is now largely gone, but there's another four inch bump coming today from storms in our upper watershed Monday. So for today the river level remains in the lower part of our "Normal" range, a great level for mid July. The weather for today looks sunny and hot again with a chance of a typical late afternoon storm. Weather for the rest of the week looks increasingly hotter and more humid each day with increasing chances of late afternoon storms. We are open today for canoeing, kayaking, rafting, and tubing. A little caution is of course always warranted, and it's always a good idea to keep those PFD's on and buckled up tight. We are open daily 9 to 6, and 7 to 7 on the weekends. The water is pretty clear and fishing conditions are close to ideal, but fishing has been slow all season so far. In fact, fishing has definitely been off all year, probably as a result of all the high water events last year which diminished populations, and now an added abundance of small bait fish in competition with your fishing bait. Please be advised, our campground is totally booked for the weekend of July 27. We still have plenty of equipment available for today and for this coming weekend, so come on down and trade some asphalt time for some river time. 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

TOO DAMN HIGH

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

HIGH

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.

NORMAL

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

LOW

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

VERY LOW

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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