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. Our rafting trips are unguided, great beginner trips.

rafting with Shenandoah River Outfitters

Two Rafting Trips

The rafting rate is $80 for 2 to 3; $105 for 4; $130 for 5 and $155 for 6 in a raft.
(5.3 % VA Sales tax not included in rates)

#13 to #19

  • Arrive Between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
  • Ripples
  • 4 to 5 hours - 6 miles
  • 3 years and up

#16 to # 19

  • Arrive Between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
  • Ripples
  • 2.5 to 3 hours - 3 miles
  • 3 years and up

All trips begin with you checking in at the Outfitters store at 6502 S Page Valley Rd, Luray VA 22835.


More Info

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. Rafts do not turn over like canoes or kayaks can! 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 3 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!




Life Jacket

River Map

Safety video

Basic Instructions

Transportation to and from the River

Shenandoah River Map

What to bring...

  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Change of clothes
  • Shoes-no flip flops
  • Small Cooler with water & snacks
  • (No glass, no styrofoam)
  • Water proof container
  • Fishing Poles
  • Camera
  • We keep car keys as deposit/safety


  • Trips are unguided
  • All trips start at the Outfitters
  • Most Trips can begin when we open
  • All trips must end by 5 PM
  • Trips go ‘rain or shine’
  • Pets allowed in kayak
  • All trips subject to change due to water levels
  • Cancellation is 48 hr in advance for refund
  • Alcohol and River activities don’t mix

Virginia has ‘no drinking in public’ laws.

We want everyone to be safe on and off the River.

Alcohol and drugs can affect your judgment and your abilities can be diminished. Virginia is

taking a strong stand against drinking in public and while on the water. Open containers in

public and in National forest boat landings can result in tickets/fines. Please use wisdom so you

can enjoy the river and return for years to come. We reserve the right to check coolers. Please no

glass on the river.