Most of the Shenandoah River flows through private land and permission must
be obtained from the owner prior to access. However, there are six public access
points to the river in Warren County.
is the county's only public access to the North Fork. It is located on the North
Fork's west bank above the confluence of the two forks. Access is on US 340/522
north of Riverton. A gravel parking area and a concrete ramp geared for power
boats are on site.
Hollow Boat Launch,
on the west bank of the South Fork, is about a mile west of Bentonville on Indian
Hollow Road, across the low-water bridge. There is a two-acre parking lot and
a gravel ramp.
is five miles south of Front Royal on the east bank of the South Fork near the
entrance to Gooney Run. Accessed by US Route 340, the site features a parking
lot and gravel ramp.
Landing, is at the end of Downing Farm Road and features a gravel parking
lot, walkway and ramp. It is one mile downstream from Karo Landing.
Royal Boat Landing,
the last ramp on the South Fork, is located near Front Royal's pumping station
at the end of Luray Avenue. Constructed for canoes, the landing is of gravel and
the site also has a parking lot. Front Royal Landing is six miles and three-to-four
hour float trip from Simpson's Landing.
Ford Low-Water Bridge,
4 miles north of Front Royal on the east bank of the Shenandoah River, is off
Happy Creek Road at the end of the low-water bridge. The area has a gravel lot
and a one-acre parking area. The nearest landing is 11 miles and five to six hours
away at the US 50 boat landing in Clarke County and boaters must portage around
a dam at the Riverton Landing.