River Conditions

Updated On: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
River Level: Very Low
The River Level Is: Steady
River Temperature: COLD
Clarity: Dead Clear
We are now closed for the season. We will be reopening for season 44 on April 1, 2017. Thank you one and all for another successful season on the beautiful Shenandoah River. After all these years we still pinch ourselves every day in appreciation of getting to work and live in such a lovely setting. We love turning folks on to the wonders of the river, so gather your crew and start planning for your river adventure next summer. We look forward to all those familiar faces from years past, and welcome with anticipation all those new, interesting folks to come. Have a great winter and we will look for you in the spring.

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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