River Levels

  • 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 the current conditions

These photos depict various water levels:

Low Water Bridge

#1 Low Water Bridge-normal water level

bridge-5ft#1 Low water bridge at 5.5 ft

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 high water by drone

Compton’s rapid at high water by drone

Compton's rapid and cliff area by drone

Compton’s rapid and cliff area by drone

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Compton’s Rapid at lower water

Here is a page about our crazy river levels in 2018. https://www.shenandoah-river.com/canoe-kayak-tube-raft-rentals/river-levels/the-saga-of-2018/

Here is an article about river levels https://paddling.com/learn/classification-of-rapids-water-level-and-canoeists/?utm_source=paddling.com+subscriber+list&utm_campaign=19814703d2-PaddleNews_07-10-19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f2ead8a079-19814703d2-213086869&mc_cid=19814703d2&mc_eid=34d4658e21

For current water levels: Here is the link to the River Gage near Luray for the current conditions

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