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Tubing is a relaxing way to spend the day on the river. Pack a cooler, put on some sunscreen, grab a water bottle, and hit the river. The Roanoke Region has distinctly different options to choose from for your next tubing adventure on the Roanoke River, James River, Jackson River, Pigg River, New River or one of the bigger creeks in the region, such as Craig Creek.

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Tubing

  • Alleghany Outdoors Expand Collapse

    Alleghany Outdoors rents kayaks, tubes, bikes, and rafts for your perfect trip in the Jackson River valley. Alleghany Outdoors is the contracted concessionaire outfitter of Alleghany County Parks and Recreation Department to provide both river and bike trail experiences.

  • Blue Mountain Adventures at Explore Park Expand Collapse

    explore park campingBlue Mountain Adventures offers camping and tubing rentals at Explore Park; camp right off the Blue Ridge Parkway in a primitive site, canvas tent or tipi.

    • Canvas Tents: These 14’x16’ tents are constructed on a custom made wood platform with an extending rain fly over the 16’x24’ deck to keep the elements off. Each tent sleeps up to four and comes with a queen bed and 2 single cots with plush padding for comfort.
    • Canopy Camping: Elevated platforms with canvas flies will be constructed for a unique “in-the-trees” camping experience.
    • Tipi Tents: Measuring 16’ in diameter, these platform elevated canvas tents will board two adults and a child or two.
    • Primitive Camping: Come pitch your tent; it’s not a bad way to kick back.
    • Rent tubes for a float down the Roanoke River Gorge.

    Book a campsite at Explore Park.

  • New River Junction Expand Collapse

    New River Junction offers tube rentals and camping at McCoy Falls on the New River.

  • Roanoke Mountain Adventures Expand Collapse

    Roanoke Mountain Adventures is a full service outfitter offering guided trips for mountain biking, road cycling, paddleboarding, kayaking and other activities. In addition RMA offers shuttles, instructional clinics and rentals for all their outdoor gear. They also have an Outdoor Gear Consignment shop at their location, selling used boats, bikes, outerwear and other outdoor gear.

  • Tubing on the Pigg Expand Collapse

    Tubing-Pigg-River-Franklin-County-Va-Parks-RecreationThe Pigg River through Waid Park is perfect for no shuttle needed family tubing. Calm water and several sections of ripples make for an extremely enjoyable 1 mile float. There are 3 put in options available, allowing tubers the flexibility to customize the distance and duration of their time on the water. Remember to keep your bottom up and feet first throughout the float.

    • Saturdays and Sundays only, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • $5.00 flat rate per tube. Families of 4 or 5 $15.00* flat rate and families of 6 or 7 $20.00* flat rate. *family discount for immediate family members only
    • Life jackets are provided free of charge.
    • Tubing is permitted for any age; however you must possess a valid Driver’s License or State ID card to rent tubes and signing adult must be 18 or older.

    Tubing on the Pigg is provided by Franklin County Parks and Recreation.

  • Twin River Outfitters Expand Collapse

    Twin River Outfitters is a full-service paddlesports business that rents canoes, kayaks, tubes, and rafts on the James, Maury, Jackson, and Cowpasture rivers. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains — only 25 minutes from Downtown Roanoke — Twin River is one of the largest river outfitters in the area. Established in 1978, TRO is an experienced river based business that runs a variety of safe, scenic, and fun river trips that appeal to all skill levels. In addition to a variety of day trips, they also offer multi-day and overnight trips that include riverside camping.

    River tubing trips are 1.5 to 3 miles in length and feature great current, easy fun rapids, and typically great water levels all summer long. Trips include shuttles, life jackets, and commercial grade river tubes.

  • Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing Expand Collapse

    Located 40 minutes from downtown Roanoke in scenic Craig County, Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is a full-service outdoor adventure center, campground, cabin rentals, summer adventure camp, and retreat center. Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing specializes in creating custom adventure programs for groups ranging from two to 100 people.

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