Beat the summer heat with an afternoon of river tubing at Ausable Chasm in the Adirondacks. We provide tubes and life jackets, so you can hop in and float down the river at your own pace. Rafts and tubes start and finish at the same locations, making it easy for groups to choose different activities and still stay together. River tubing takes slightly longer than rafting, so guests can wait near the take-out. Guests who are under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while river tubing.
Lockers are not available at the tubing start location, so please plan accordingly. You'll want to leave the Welcome Center (one mile walk from tubing start location) ready to get wet and have fun! Proper footwear required (water shoes, sandals with heel strap, sneakers you don't mind getting wet, etc.). Sorry, absolutely no flip flops allowed. If you arrive without proper footwear, you can buy water shoes in our gift shop for $9.95 - $19.95.
Now you can raft or tube as many times as you like with our discounted second trip option. After taking a raft tour or river tube ride at the regular rate, we invite you to go again for just $5 per trip. That’s more than 50% off each additional adult trip! This is a perfect option for guests that want to raft and then tube after.
River Tubing Availability
Tubing is available all summer for guests 4ft and up (river levels and weather permitting). After Labor Day (first Monday of September), tubing is usually discontinued, but we may offer it occasionally as weather and river levels permit.
Tubing in the chasm is a "float" experience through the lower chasm following a one-mile walk through the upper chasm. Tubing guests will portage around a small section of rapids midway through the float for your safety.