Rafting on the South Fork of the Shenandoah is a great ‘flat water rafting trip’. The trip does go thru Compton’s Rapid for a little wave action. Rafting is a little faster than tubing but 1/3 slower than canoeing. The water levels and trip length determine the time on the river. Numbers below refer to our River map. Our rafting trips are unguided, great beginner trips.
#13 to #19–6 miles, takes about 4 to 5 hours. . You can begin any time after 9 AM and need to depart before 11 AM for this longer trip
or #16 to # 19–3 miles, takes about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. You can begin any time after 9 Am and need to depart before 1 PM for shorter trip.
All trips begin with you checking in at the Outfitters store at 6502 S Page Valley Rd, Luray VA 22835. Directions
The base rate is $75 for either 2 or 3 people in the raft with each additional person at $20 each, up to 6 in the raft. We do not put people together so just bring all of your family & friends for a fun day on the Shenandoah River. Plan to bring a cooler for lunch and maybe your fishing pole, too.You can call in to reserve or go online.
Rafting is great for families with small children or anyone with non-swimmers. Rafts do not turn over like canoes or kayaks! Some folks rent a raft with tubes when they have small children so the trip goes faster for the small ones. We allow children as young as 2 years old in a raft but no younger than 5 year old in tubes.
We do not allow dogs in rafts due to puncture possibilities. You can take dogs in canoes and if small, in kayaks.
Reserve online or give us a call. You can add Steak Dinners with rafting too!Here are pages with river tips and answers to most other questions. You can read, print and sign the liability release ahead of time. You can look at the Safety video online ahead also. Tips for Canoe trips Tubing trip tips TIPS for TRIPS
Virginia has ‘no drinking in public’ laws. We want everyone to be safe on and off the River. We reserve the right to check coolers. Open containers in public and in National forest boat landings may result in tickets. Please no glass on the river.
Make reservations now online or call in 800-6CANOE2
Do call if you have other questions.