Spectacular Places for River Tubing in PA This Summer

It’s summertime and the living is easy — especially if you're floating down one of Pennsylvania’s epic tubing rivers. Kick back, dip your toes in the water, let the sun warm your face, and enjoy a relaxing tubing adventure in PA with your friends and family this summer.

1. Juniata River


Buttonwood Campground offers a wonderful outdoor experience for its campers. You can stay overnight in your own tent/RV or rent one of their cabins, then grab a tube and enjoy a slow-moving, peaceful float down the Juniata River. On the way, you’ll pass by beautiful farmlands, dense woods, rolling ridges, and the small towns of Juniata County. Choose your adventure with trips ranging from three to 15 miles — then get picked up downstream!

2. Stoneycreek River


Stonycreek River’s Coal Tubin' Adventures has tubes for everyone including children’s tubes, and even a tube for your cooler to ensure you stay hydrated in the summer heat. Craving something more challenging? They offer one of the country’s only whitewater tubing experiences through the heart-pumping class II and III rapids of Stonycreek Canyon.

3. Delaware River

Point Pleasant

Bucks County River Country is well known for providing family fun with relaxing two-hour and four-hour tube and raft rides down the Delaware River. For the ultimate in tubing comfort, be sure to rent a tube with a backrest and cupholder or a deluxe snuggles tube complete with backrests and cupholders to float with a friend!

4. Schuylkill River

Port Providence

Port Providence Paddle offers one of the best options to spend a day on the Schuylkill River with a leisurely 2.5-mile river float. The takeout point is just a short walk from the historic Fitzwater Station, a 19th century bar & restaurant on the Schuylkill Canal where you and your friends can enjoy delicious eats including beef and seafood entrees along with a variety of appetizers and sandwiches and offering family and dog friendly deck dining with beautiful views of nature.

5. Kiski River


Time to kick back on the Kiski River! At The River’s Edge Canoe and Kayak, you can get ready for the water in the changing station, rent a tube, unwind on your float, ride the shuttle return service, and grab a snack for the way home. Thursdays are Ladies Days, so grab a boatful of your favorite gal friends for a day of fun on the Kiski!

6. Brandywine River

West Chester

Let the lazy current of the Brandywine River do all the work as you float downstream for some of the best East Coast river tubing. The Northbrook Canoe Company has all the gear you need for your trip, including cooler tubes, water shoes, sunglasses straps, and water blasters for a little extra fun!

7. Greenville River


Let your hair down and get carried away while tubing down the Greenville River with Carried Away Outfitters! Guests can choose between a short one-mile or extended four-mile trip. If you’re in search of a different experience, try a Full Moon Floats by kayak or paddleboard.

8. Lehigh River


Get ready for some summertime fun with Pocono River Tubing on the Lehigh River. They provide the tubes and transportation back to the start, and the Lehigh River provides the fun and guaranteed way to beat the summer heat. There’s even a little whitewater tubing to add to the fun!

9. Delaware River


If you’re in the Pocono Mountains, Kittatinny Canoes will have you ready to tube the day away on the Delaware River. Gather up the gang at the River Beach Campground and get transported up the river. From there, you’ll float through three miles of the picturesque Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area passing scenic islands filled with lush vegetation.

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