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! 


Some visitors, who bring their own tubes, choose to park a car in Todd near Walter & Annie Cook Memorial Park then shuttle/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 access near Cook Memorial Park, end at Todd Island Park for a 2.5 - 3.5 hour tubing trip. For 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. 

Green Valley Community Park & Canoe Ramp

Green Valley Community Park is a multipurpose community park on the banks of the New... learn more

Todd Island Park

Todd Island Park is located at the corner of Todd Railroad Grade Road and Castle Ford... learn more