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JRR is OPEN and taking reservations for the 2014 season!
Please be sure to call ahead for reservations and the most up to date conditions!

We are now accepting credit cards when you make your reservation.
***We will be CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays for the remainder of the 2014 season. Fall hours may vary so please call ahead to make sure we are open and running!***

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

Current conditions last updated 9:14 A.M. 9/17/14

 

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 = Running
Rafting Conditions =Not Running
Tubing Conditions = Not Running
Fishing Conditions = Good

James River Conditions at Hatton Ferry
Average Depth = 3.1
Scedule of release as of 9/14/14: 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 = 67 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. 1290 CFS

MPH (Est.) = 1.25 mph

 
 

ALBEMARLE- 730 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014 .
TODAY...PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING. PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING EAST THIS AFTERNOON. .TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH IN THE EVENING...BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE. .
THURSDAY...PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. .THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. .
FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. .FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. .
SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. .SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. .
SUNDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. .SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. .
MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. .MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. .
TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.