Click on the link above provide by USGS for the current water level at Fredericksburg. When the gage height, feet is 2.8 to 3.8, it is the best level to canoe and kayak without having to get out. The higher the water level, the more current there is. Any level below 2.8 will increse your chances of having to get out and "guide" the canoe or kayak in the shallow water.
~Kayaks are lighter and are able to travel in lower water conditions better than a canoe.
~Kayaks are for one person.
~Canoes are for two people.
~When the river is low, we will not put 3 people in a canoe!