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Sample Shenandoah River Trips
All Trips refer to Shenandoah River Outfitter's River Map
Day Fishing Trips
Low water Bridge to #8-8 miles, takes 3-4 hours of canoeing.
or #8 to #11-shorter trip-3 miles-takes 1-2 hours. Great fishing in riffles.
“Some of the best small mouth Bass fishing on the fly rod-ever! 6 of us caught over 300 and could have caught more but we were too tired! "
One Day Beginner Canoeing/Kayaking Trips
Low water Bridge to #8--a great beginner canoeing/kayaking stretch with little riffles (no rapids), takes 3-4 hours.
or #8 (Bealer's Ferry) to #11(Foster's)--a shorter beginner trip-3 miles that takes 1-1.5 hours. A few riffles. Quiet stretch.
One Day Rapids Canoeing Trips
#8--#19 is 11 miles of beginner whitewater with 2 small ledge rapids and Compton's rapid. Takes 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours. Arrive no later than 11 AM.
or #11--#19 lessens trip A by 1 hour. Best trip for lower water levels. Arrive no later than 12:30 PM.
Two Day Canoeing Trips
Low water Bridge to #19--a great trip that starts out as beginner canoeing the first day, with camping in G.W. National Forest on the river bank close to #8. You can park your car at #8 with your camping gear (keeps it dry!). Push off the next morning and continue thru Compton's to #19. Trip takes 8-10 hours of paddling.
or #8 to# 28-Bentonville. Lower part of river thru Compton's and then flatter water for last part of trip. Pickup time only 3 PM, longer shuttle ride back.
“An awesome get-away from city reality” Nicci
Three Day Canoeing Trip or Longer
Tubing Float Trips
The tubing and rafting course is our selection based on river water levels...
# 8 Bealer's to #11 Foster's--3 miles, takes around 3 to 4 hours depending on water levels, nice riffles, great scenery. We only use this section when the water is normal or high.
or #16 to #19--section used at lower water levels-deeper, slower water. Takes 4 to 5 hours, good swimming hole, beach.
Tubing trips depart only at 10:30 AM and Noon. Arrive 1/2 hour early.
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Rafting is a little faster than tubing but 1/3 slower than canoeing. Depends on water levels and length of time on river to determine the trip.
#13 to #19--6 miles, takes about 4 -5 hours
or #16 to # 19--3 miles, takes about 2 1/2 hours.
Rafting trips need to depart before 12 Noon for longer trips; and before 1 PM for shorter trips.