River Conditions

Updated On: Sunday, June 16, 2019
River Level: Normal
The River Level Is: Falling Slowly
River Temperature: 72 degrees
Clarity: Clear
Today the river level has settled in the lower part of our "Normal" range, a lovely paddling level. Wednesday and Thursday's rainfall was fairly light and did not affect river level or clarity. 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. Weather for today is sunny this morning with increasing cloudiness and a good chance of a mid afternoon shower or thunderstorm. We are open daily 9 to 6, and 7 to 7 on the weekends. River clarity has improved greatly and is crystal clear today. Fishing has been fair to good (depending on the day and the fisherman, and of course the extent of the lies), but what to expect today is an open book. We still have plenty of equipment available for today, so come on down. 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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