The beautiful Shenandoah river hosts many expeditions. The Shenandoah has influenced hikers, paddlers, and musicians for decades. Walk it, run it, boat it, or watch it, come see it for yourself.
A tributary of the Potomac River, the main stem Shenandoah River is formed by the confluence of the South Fork and North Fork at Front Royal, VA. It then flows nearly 57 miles, until emptying into the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry, WV. Typically a mellow river with mostly class I rapids that produce gentle riffles, the main stem is on averages 150 feet wide. While, the section flowing through Clarke County is designated as a “state scenic river,” its sole dam, the Warren Dam located downstream of Front Royal, VA, is operated by Allegheny Power as a hydroelectric facility.