River Tubing Fun

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.

Please Come Prepared

DISCLAIMER: YOU WILL GET WET WHILE 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.

Take Multiple Tubing Trips and Save

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.

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.

Avoid the Crowds...COME EARLY!

The float tours are very popular during summer. Please arrive as early in the day as possible to avoid a possible wait for a float tour. We cannot take reservations, so you may wait an hour or more after 12pm, daily. We feel the experience is worth the wait, but please arrive early (before 11am) if you don’t have ample time.


Tubing is typically available during the summer months (July 1 through Labor Day) for guests 4' tall and up.  Ausable Chasm is a very dynamic environment with the unpredictable weather and the changing of the river level. This means that tubing is available weather/river permitting.  While most seasons we are able to operate near 100% of days, heavy rains in the watershed can cause sudden increases in river volume that may cause cancellations or changes in river level. The higher the river level, the rougher the ride and vice versa.

In the event of severe thunderstorms, we will pause operations until the storms pass and then resume operations as soon as it is safe to do so.  We do our best to provide updates via our Facebook page, but please feel free to call us for up-to-the-minute conditions.

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