Location & Climate

Front Royal Map


Front Royal is located in Warren County 70 miles west of Washington, D.C., at the northern end of the Skyline Drive and near the junction of I-66 and I-81. The North and South Forks of the Shenandoah River join here to form the main stem of the Shenandoah River.
Front Royal borders the Shenandoah River in the north-western corner of Virginia. It is bounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains on the east and the Massanutten Mountains on the west. Elevations in the area range from 566 feet in downtown to over 3,300 feet in the surrounding mountains. The mountain ridges visually dominate the landscape, looming 1,000 to 2,900 feet over the central lowland. Topography in these mountainous parts includes steep-walled valleys with fast flowing streams and wooded slopes.
Mountain View


Experience the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley through all 4 well-defined seasons, each with its own unique features. Mid-winter temperatures average 35 degrees. Spring temperatures average in the 60s, as they do in the fall. Summer temperatures average 76 degrees, providing the perfect climate for the many outdoor activities typical of the area. The lack of foliage in the Winter months offers spectacular views not visible any other time of the year. A variety of buds and blossoms can be enjoyed in the Spring. The spectacular foliage in the fall provides colors unmatched anywhere.