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JRR is OPEN and taking reservations for the 2015 season!
Please be sure to call ahead for reservations and the most up to date conditions!

We are officially open for the 2015 season!!

Our spring hours will vary so please call and leave a message with your name, phone number and the date you called and we will get back with you as quickly as we can.

We are now accepting credit cards when you make your reservation.

We look forward to seeing you on the water!
434-286-2338

Current conditions last updated 10:52 A.M. 03/01/15

 

Paddlers' ability may vary - we run when the river level is 5.8 feet (near 6000 cubic feet per second flow rate) or lower, as long as the combination of water temperature and forecasted air temperature will be 110 degrees or more, and as long as there is no impending severe weather. Rafting will run at slightly higher levels but requires 4 or 5 people per raft. Inner tubes will go out as long as the combination of air temperature and water temperature is at least 150 degrees and river levels are at or below 5.5 feet (up to 5.8 feet for strong swimmers only). The conditions listed below will inform the public of the possibility of equipment rentals on The James River.
River runners are forewarned that red conditions indicate high river flow periods or bad weather conditions and are advised to avoid river activities.
Beginners and novices should avoid The James River whenever water temperatures go below 55 degrees and during the cold winter months.
NO jumping or diving on ANY trip and all participants MUST be capable swimmers. There is NO trespassing allowed on Rock Island (just downstream from Warren).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for link to Directions for those who have their own inner tubes and need to park.

Notice of disclaimer: The James River changes constantly and clarity,depth, etc. can be altered significantly after this report is issued. The reporter assumes no liability for the accuracy of the following condition report after it is released.
Blue = Lower than average levels...watch for rocks...shallow water! (Below 3.2 Feet)
NOTE: last trip goes at 1:30PM at Blue (or lower Green) levels, no rafts.
Green = Average levels
(3.2 to 4.8 Feet)
No rafts below 3.5 Feet
Yellow = Above average H2O....CAUTION!
Trips are faster. (4.9 to 5.9 Feet)
Red = High H2O, large volume, bad weather......NO GO! ( 6 Feet and above)

See James River level archives
Current Conditions Are
BLUE
Recreational water levels are optimal between 3.5 and 4.8 feet.
Click here for a view of the river today!

Rental Conditions
Now Open for rentals, subject to river levels, weather conditions, and water temperatures

Canoeing, Kayaking = Not Running
Rafting Conditions =Not Running
Tubing Conditions = Not Running
Fishing Conditions = poor

James River Conditions at Hatton Ferry
Average Depth = 4.1
Scedule of release as of 3/01/15: Lake elevation at 1582 (normal pool is around 1580 ft above sea level), release at 240cfs. See graph of the past week's river flow rates near Hatton Ferry.

Temp = 42 degrees
Clarity = Clear
Average CFS (a measure of volume as a result of flow in cubic feet per second, ie: width x depth x foot flow per second) = approx. 3090 CFS

MPH (Est.) = 2.7 mph

 
 
ALBEMARLE- 1235 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015   
 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS  EVENING...   
 .THIS AFTERNOON...FREEZING RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN. ADDITIONAL  ICE ACCUMULATION OF UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  30S.
 SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION  90 PERCENT. 
 .TONIGHT...CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE...FREEZING DRIZZLE...A SLIGHT  CHANCE OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN IN THE EVENING. LOWS IN THE  LOWER 30S
. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION  20 PERCENT. 
 .MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING...THEN CLEARING. HIGHS IN  THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO  20 MPH.
  .MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING  MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...
  BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
 .TUESDAY...CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE MORNING...  THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS AROUND 40.  SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.  .TUESDAY NIGHT...RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. CHANCE OF  RAIN 70 PERCENT. 
 .WEDNESDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. CHANCE OF  RAIN 70 PERCENT.  .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 30. 
CHANCE OF  PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT. 
 .THURSDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. MUCH  COOLER WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION  50 PERCENT. 
 .THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLD WITH LOWS 15 TO 20. 
 .FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 40.  .FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. COLD WITH LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.  .SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 50