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

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

Low Water Bridge

#1 Low Water Bridge-normal water level


Low water Bridge under water

Low water Bridge under water at 8 ft







Compton's at higher water

Compton’s at higher water



Compton’s Rapid at lower water


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