Looking for something fun to do while in the Hocking Hills? Well grab a tube and head out on the river! Tubing is arguably one of summer's most refreshing activities. We make tubing convenient and easy. Be prepared to relax the entire day as you float leisurely downstream. Depending on water conditions the trip will either starts at Crocketts Run and concludes at the Canoe Livery (typically spring and earlier summer) or start at Riverside Campground and conclude at Crocketts Run (typically late summer).
The trip is approximately 5 miles and time varies greatly depending on water level. If water conditions are high it could take 2-3 hours, if water conditions are lower it could take up to 5 hours. The best advice is to check our river conditions page to see what the water conditions will be during the day of your trip.
Tubing can be a strenuous activity. When choosing a tubing excursion it is important to keep these things in mind
Weight limit is 200 pounds for a tube. Anymore weight could cause the tube to burst on the river's rocky terrain
It is highly recommended that you are in reasonable physical condition. You do not take a paddle on a tube and may be required to swim for an extended period of time
You must have a closed in shoe. Flip flops are not allowed.
The activity is not available for children under 12
Last departure time is 12:30pm. The gives you ample time to enjoy the river.
Wild rivers are earth's renegades, defying gravity, dancing to their own tunes, resisting the authority of humans, always chipping away, and eventually always winning.
-Richard Bangs, River God
Tubing season is Memorial Day to Labor Day depending on the water temperatures and weather.. Call ahead for availability. Reservations are required. We are currently only taking reservations for groups of ten or more for tubes due to the social distancing necessary on our transports. Please call a reservation specialist.
Cost is $17 per tube
River Trip reservations require a 100% prepayment. Reservation gaureentees you boats on your choosen day and time. Reservations are always recommended especially on weekends.
We understand that sometimes unexpected circumstances come up and cancellations become necessary. It is our policy to grant refunds if notified 7 days prior to arrival date minus a $10 processing fee. If cancelled within 7 days of arrival date you will be offered the opportunity to reschedule. The chance to reschedule expires after one year. We still operate in rain unless there is lightning. In the event of bad weather or lightning you will have the opportunity to reschedule. The chance to reschedule expires after one year.
We want your visit to be a positive experience. We ask that all guests read and understand our policies before booking a cabin.
Once the group leader has completed the online reservation head over to our participant agreement page. Have you entire group sign the waiver release before arrival. If everyone in your group has signed the release then you can skip the office line and go straight to the bus departure zone!
If you have the entire day to simply relax then tubing is the way to go! Float all day in the river no paddling needed!