In partnership with the US Forest Service NatureWatch Program, we would like to invite all members of the community to a total-immersion day on the river. Bilingual (Spanish/English) guides will help us ‘dive’ into the beauty of the river in two languages.Snorkeling and kayaking/equipment will be provided for your $40/person contribution. There are also a limited number of canoes that can be rented out for $50 for two people (or two plus a small child).
These days, it can be a challenge to come together and feel safe. This is a great opportunity for you and your organization’s members to have a fun day outdoors, relax, celebrate diversity of all kinds, and learn about what is on -- and in -- the river. The river is safe, and social distancing/Covid-19 prevention protocols will be practiced diligently.
We will meet at Front Royal Outdoors at 10 a.m.( 8567 Stonewall Jackson Hwy, Front Royal, VA 22630), and be shuttled up to the Karo Boat Landing, where we will float (paddling/snorkeling) our way down a gentle three-mile stretch of water, taking out at the Front Royal Outdoors landing. The water is clear and there are lots of places to stop and view fish and other underwater features. The Shenandoah Riverkeeper and USFS certified freshwater snorkelers will guide the trip.
Please bring closed-toe water shoes (no flip-flops), sunscreen, and any food/drink you may need. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver before the trip, and should have at least basic swimming/paddling skills.Additionally, the health and safety of our guests and staff are of the utmost importance to us. The outfitter sanitizes every vehicle every time that vehicle is used to transport guests. They also sanitize all equipment before it is issued to guests. Also, please be advised that all guests will be required to wear a face-covering while on Front Royal Outdoors property and in the shuttle vehicles. Paddlers will not be required to wear face-covering while on the river. Please keep your face covering dry while on the river as you will be required to wear it on once you return to the grounds of Front Royal Outdoors.
Potomac Riverkeeper Network and U.S. Forest Service NatureWatch Program
Date & time:
July 24, 2020
Front Royal Outdoors
$40 kayak; $50 for tandem canoe