Shenandoah River

Float Away

The South Fork of the Shenandoah River flows for 55 miles through Page Valley, winding its way between the Massanutten Mountain on the West and the Blue Ridge Mountains on the East. Offering stunning mountain views as you go along the river, the South Fork flows north to join the North Fork in Front Royal and becoming the main stem of the Shenandoah River. Continuing North, this flows on to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia where it joins the Potomac River all the way to the Chesapeake Bay. The Shenandoah River is one of the few rivers in the world that flows north for its entire length and that alone brings some outdoor enthusiasts to its banks.

 

Oh Shenandoah,

I long to hear you,

Far away, you rolling river.

Oh Shenandoah,

Just to be near you,

Far away, far away.

 

The South Fork of the Shenandoah River offers quiet areas, sections with riffles and a few white water rapids along the way giving enjoyable river time for canoes, kayaks, rafts, and tubes. Behind two dam areas, visitors to the river can use power boats and jet skis. Moreover, some of the best small mouth bass fishing is here too! So, grab your pole, equipment, and some sunscreen and get to relaxing on the river. Or, call one of our outfitters to help you set it all up during your next stay in Luray-Page.