RiverPalooza–Shenandoah River Birdwatching Float


Join your Shenandoah Riverkeeper for a gentle and beautiful float down the Shenandoah River where we put in at the Andy Guest Shenandoah River State Park and float down to the Karo Landing. Accompanying us on this trip will be two avid birders from the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, Elliot and Nancy Kirschbaum, and they will help us identify the birds and waterfowl we see along the way. As a bonus, we get to glide past a large Great Blue Heron rookery. Easy riffles and deeper pools that are perfect for anyone wanting to wet a line in pursuit of smallmouth bass characterize this stretch. Come be a part of Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s RiverPalooza 2017 as we celebrate the Shenandoah and see why your Riverkeeper works so hard to protect its clean waters.

Anyone fishing over 16 years of age will need a VA license. Event will be held rain or shine as long as the river conditions permit safe paddling.


Outfitter: Front Royal Outdoors

Arrival Location: 8567 Stonewall Jackson Hwy. Front Royal, VA 22630.

Arrival Time: 10 AM. Anticipated take-out time between 2-3PM.

Paddle Level/Distance: Beginner, 5 miles.

Paddle Options and Cost:

  • Canoe rental: $75 per canoe for up to two adults. (This is a $126 value)
  • Single Kayak: $50 per kayak for one person ($111 value)
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat): $35 per boat for the shuttle. ($96 value)

Free RiverPalooza T-shirt to first 10 registrants!

Participant Limit is 30 people. Registration deadline Thursday, June 1st.


EVERY PADDLE PARTICIPANT must print, fill out and bring their ACA waiver with them on the day of the event. Depending on your trip, you may also need to bring an outfitter waiver. Please see your confirmation email for details.

 ACATripWaiver_adult   ACATripWaiver_minor

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Potomac Riverkeeper Network is not responsible for securing camping reservations or for the safety and enjoyment of participants who wish to attend. Trip times are subject to change or cancellation due to inclement weather, high river levels, tidal fluctuations, wind and other factors that could jeopardize safety and enjoyment of participants. Unfortunately, there can be no refunds. Potomac Riverkeeper Network is not responsible for any personal property that may be lost, damaged, or stolen during the trip. Potomac Riverkeeper Network is not responsible for limited camping, outfitter service, lengthy paddle distances, late start times and uncontrollable weather that could potentially prohibit/limit our ability to provide an enjoyable and safe paddling experience.


RiverPalooza is a Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Series event, presented nationally by Toyota and locally by the National Park Service and MOM’s Organic Market.