5 perfect places for tubing

5 perfect places for tubing

We can’t think of a better way to cool off and relax on a hot summer’s day than floating down a clear mountain river.

If that sounds refreshing to you, see our list below for a few of our favorite places to go tubing.

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Due to current COVID-19 state and local restrictions, many places are requiring reservations. Be sure to check each providers website for specific details.

High Mountain Expeditions

Begins and ends at the New River Outpost in Boone

Price: $20 adults, $10 for kids, $10 cooler tube

Age restrictions: Children must be 3 or older

Trip length: 2 to 3 hours

Cherokee Rapids

Begins and ends on the Oconaluftee River in Cherokee

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend

Price: $12 per person

Age restrictions: Children must be 4 or older

Trip length: 2 to 3 hours

Zen Tubing

Two locations on the French Broad River in Asheville

Price: $25 adults and kids; $5 cooler tube; $5 for second trip, same day only

Age restrictions: Children must be 4 or older

Trip length: 2 to 4 hours

Deep Creek Tubing

Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Bryson City

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend

Price: $6 for an all-day pass

Trip length: Tube as long as you want on the 1-mile stretch

Thrifty Adventures

Toe River, Bakersville/Green Mountain

Price/Trip length: $15 for 2 hours (shuttle ride not included); $20 for up to 4 hours with round trip shuttle ride; $5 children 4 and younger

Age restrictions: All ages welcome; children 5 and younger must ride with parent

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