Tubing is a relaxing way to spend the day on the river. Pack a cooler, put on some sunscreen, grab a water bottle, and hit the river. The Roanoke Region has distinctly different options to choose from for your next tubing adventure on the Roanoke River, James River, Jackson River, Pigg River, New River or one of the bigger creeks in the region, such as Craig Creek.
Alleghany Outdoors rents kayaks, tubes, bikes, and rafts for your perfect trip in the Jackson River valley. Alleghany Outdoors is the contracted concessionaire outfitter of Alleghany County Parks and Recreation Department to provide both river and bike trail experiences.
Roanoke Mountain Adventures is a full service outfitter offering guided trips/rentals for mountain biking, road cycling, paddleboarding, kayaking, tubing and other activities.
Want to explore Roanoke on a e-bike? Check out there guided Views and Brews E-Bike Tour.
In addition RMA offers shuttles, instructional clinics and rentals for all their outdoor gear. They also have an Outdoor Gear Consignment shop at their location, selling used boats, bikes, outerwear and other outdoor gear.
The Pigg River through Waid Park is perfect for no shuttle needed family tubing. Calm water and several sections of ripples make for an extremely enjoyable 1 mile float. There are 3 put in options available, allowing tubers the flexibility to customize the distance and duration of their time on the water. Remember to keep your bottom up and feet first throughout the float.
Tubing on the Pigg is provided by Franklin County Parks and Recreation.
Twin River Outfitters is a full-service paddlesports business that rents canoes, kayaks, tubes, and rafts on the James, Maury, Jackson, and Cowpasture rivers. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains — only 25 minutes from Downtown Roanoke — Twin River is one of the largest river outfitters in the area. Established in 1978, TRO is an experienced river based business that runs a variety of safe, scenic, and fun river trips that appeal to all skill levels. In addition to a variety of day trips, they also offer multi-day and overnight trips that include riverside camping.
River tubing trips are 1.5 to 3 miles in length and feature great current, easy fun rapids, and typically great water levels all summer long. Trips include shuttles, life jackets, and commercial grade river tubes.
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