There are two sections we use–based on river water levels–the tubing and rafting section used is our selection and decided each day.
All trips begin with you checking in at the Outfitters store at 6502 S Page Valley Rd, Luray VA 22835.
# 8 Bealer’s to #11 Foster’s–3 miles, takes around 3 to 4 hours depending on water levels, nice riffles, great scenery. We use this section when the water is normal or high. (At even higher water, the trip could take only 2 hrs or so. You could do it twice if you come early, ie 9:30 trip.) A nice float with great views.
or #16 Seakfords to #19— 3 miles, this section is used at lower water levels-deeper, slower water. Takes 4 to 5 hours due to the water being much slower when we use this section, good swimming hole & beach on left at Compton’s.
Tubing trips – Three Arrival Times!
9:30 AM for the early trip-perfect for families and early risers
10:30 AM for the heat of the day
and 11:30 AM for the last trip of day. Last departure at 12 Noon.
Tubing season begins mid-to late May and goes to Labor Day to mid-Sept. depending on temperatures. We do allow children as young as 5 years old if they swim, depending on water levels. We do allow children as young as 3 years old in rafts so consider taking a raft for the family/group trip.
Do wear water shoes or old sneakers–no flip flops. No dogs on tubes as they could pop them! Bring lunch but please, no glass in coolers.
We do not provide shuttle service for personal tubes, cooler tubes or rafts. We do provide shuttle service for your own canoes and kayaks.
Virginia has ‘no drinking in public’ laws. We want everyone to be safe on and off the River. Alcohol and drugs can affect your judgment and your abilities can be diminished. Virginia is taking a strong stand against drinking in public and while on the water. Open containers in public and in National forest boat landings can result in tickets/fines. Please use wisdom so you can enjoy the river and return for years to come. We reserve the right to check coolers. Please no glass on the river.
Make reservations now online or call in 800-6CANOE2 or 540-743-4159
If you have a large group, check out our Group Leader Info where the group leader makes the group reservation online and the members then go online and pay for their tubes.
Read about a “Tube Trip Day” about your tubing trip.
Here are pages with river tips and answers to most other questions. You can read, print and sign the liability release ahead of time. You can look at the Safety video online ahead also. Tips for Canoe trips TIPS for TRIPS Do call if you have other questions.
Directions All trips begin with you checking in at the Outfitters store at 6502 S Page Valley Rd, Luray VA 22835.