River tubing is the coolest and most relaxing way to spend a summer afternoon in the Boone area!

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! 

Time to chill on the river

Boone Area Outfitters

RiverGirl Fishing Co.

Located in the historic Todd train depot. Full service fly fishing lessons/guided trips, bait, tackle, canoe, kayak, tube and bicycle rentals, hiking, camping/outdoor supplies, and fishing gifts. Visit our pristine South Fork of...


Wahoo's Adventures

Wahoo's is the two-time winner of the "Outfitter of the Year" by professional Paddlesports Association. Wahoo's offers whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, mountain biking, and caving with a knowledgeable, friendly and...


River & Earth Adventures

Whitewater rafting, caving, hiking, canoeing, rentals, kayaking, guided day trips, and paddling school with ACA certified instructors. We offer all adventures with the option of an eco-ed twist! Guides are trained by the state of...


High Mountain Expeditions

With over 25 years of experience in guiding adventurous travelers to some of the world's most spectacular places, High Mountain Expeditions has crafted what we consider to be the best adventures in the world. We are experts in...


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.