Tubing

Tubing is the most relaxed form of water recreation in that it requires the least amount of gear or skill. All you need is an inflatable tube and a body of water. Tubing is most popular in the summertime as it’s an ideal way to beat the Southern heat while spending quality time with friends and family in scenic settings. From the gentle thrills of floating down a Class I-II River to being towed by a motorized boat, Chattanooga has all forms of tubing available. This leisure activity is great for all ages and skill levels and perfect for families with small children and those seeking a relaxing experience. Two of the most most popular river tubing destinations are located in the Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic Rivers State Park, just an hour’s drive from Chattanooga. There are several outfitters that offer float service, rentals, shuttles, and guided tours. Contact them directly to find out more and as always, please practice leave no trace principles when playing outside.
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    Hiwassee Outfitters
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    Hiwassee River
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    Lower Ocoee River Tubing
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    Webb Brothers

Tubing near Chattanooga

River Tubing is the most relaxed form of water recreation in that it requires the least amount of gear or skill. Inflatable tubes are used to float down a Class I-II river or creek.

Hiwassee River is a Class II/III River with rapids to navigate. Most outfitters offer rentals and shuttles for self-guided trips.

Ocoee River (Lower section) is Class I with no rapids. This river is best suited for families with small children and those seeking a very relaxing experience.

Towed Tubing or Kite Tubing requires a motorized boat, rope, lifejackets and a licensed boat captain.

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