Cool Down in the River This Summer

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! 

Located in the historic Todd train depot. Full service fly fishing... LEARN MORE

Wahoo's is the two-time winner of the "Outfitter of the Year" by professional... LEARN MORE

Whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, year-round caving, hiking, guided day... LEARN MORE

With over 25 years of experience in guiding adventurous travelers to some of the... LEARN MORE

Appalachian Tubing Co. offers everything you need for a river tubing adventure,... LEARN MORE

Five sections of the New River Paddle Trail offer slow and peaceful waters and... LEARN MORE

Some visitors, who bring their own tubes, choose to park a car in the Rural Historic District of downtown Todd and 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.

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. 




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, Make It Your Nature to follow the 7 Outdoor NC Principles when recreating in fragile river ecosystems. 

For more ideas on how to prepare and what to wear, download our Tubing Tips and Checklist