River Levels & Tips

  • No Go (5.5 ft and above)  too dangerous for any river activities
  • High (3.5 to 5.5 ft) Cruise with caution
  • Normal (2.5 to 3.5 ft) Ideal river levels
  • Low (2.4 ft and below) Clear and slow but still can go
  • Here is the link to the River Gage near Luray

For 2016, we are having heavy scattered showers upstream that are causing Waves to go down river to us. Here is the grid of two of them for June 25 – 28. The water goes up fast and then down almost as fast.

USGS.01628500.03.00065..20160621.20160628..0..gifThese photos depict various water levels:

Low Water Bridge

#1 Low Water Bridge-normal water level

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Low water Bridge under water

Low water Bridge under water at 8 ft

 

Compton's at higher water

Compton’s at higher water

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Compton’s Rapid at lower water

We allow only 2 adults and one child in a canoe, ie max of 3 in a canoe. You should have water shoes, old sneakers and not flip-flops. Also don’t take glass on river.  Do note that single kayaks have a weight limit of 250 lbs, tandem kayaks have a weight limit of 350 lbs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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