The Boone area offers a wealth of opportunities for tubing down a spectacular mountain stream. There is no more relaxing way to spend a summer afternoon. Many of the same Boone Area outfitters who offer canoe and kayak paddling trips are equally focused on the great family fun to be had on a lower-tech tube!
Some visitors, who bring their own tubes, choose to park a car in the Rural Historic District of downtown Todd then shuttle or drive to Green Valley Community Park to put in their tubes for a fun tubing excursion down the South Fork of the New River. If starting at the river access in downtown Todd, end at Todd Island Park for a 2.5 - 3.5 hour tubing trip.
Be sure to take the time to plan ahead before a tubing adventure! Have a plan for transportation, bring a dry bag for any belongings and snacks, & be prepared to exit the water to go around low bridges along the river. As always, Leave No Trace when recreating in fragile river ecosystems.
For more ideas on how to prepare and what to wear, download our Tubing Tips and Checklist.
Contact Us to get a copy of the New River Paddle Trail Adventure Map, with details like distance, average paddle and tubing times between river accesses, and where low water bridges can be found along the river.