Yes you will get wet on our rafting and tubing trips. We suggest that you wear clothes that you don’t mind getting wet in or possibly muddy. Please leave valuables at home. Also you should not take your camera or cell phone on any river trip unless you pack it in an approved waterproof container. We cannot be held responsible if you choose to take your valuables and cell phone on the trip with you and they are lost or damaged. Waterproof disposable cameras are available in our Market and take excellent shots. As we tell all guests, anything you don’t mind getting wet, lost, ruined or forever gone, don’t take it with you.
Our rafts hold up to 6 people and 1 guide in each raft. This can vary depending upon water levels and the size of people in your group. If you have a group of 6 or more, than we will have you split your group up between rafts.
Depending on the adventure you choose the distance and time required to complete the adventure varies.
We offer cabins and camping, with prime riverside locations and mountaintop spots. All of our campsites come with your own picnic table, grill/ fire ring combo. We sell firewood and some camping supplies as well as snacks for your campsite. Reservations are required. Not a camper? No problem, there are hotels, motels, and bed & breakfast establishments within minutes of our headquarters. In addition there are many restaurants and fast food services nearby. Our staff will be happy to give you more information about them.
Yes you must complete a waiver in order to participate in any of our adventures. One Liability form must be completed for each person. Parents must complete a waiver for each one of their children separately. If you are bringing children that are not your own or that you do not have guardianship for then you must bring or have a completed prior to arrival, a Liability form signed by their own parent. This policy cannot be compromised, no exceptions.
In the unfortunate event that you pop your tube, you have several different options.
One popular method is to climb on a friend’s tube and go down together. This generally works best for people who are small and flexible.
Fortunately there is road access along most sections of the tubing trip. If you aren’t sure, climb out on the shore and survey the situation. You may have to walk a ways to find the road, but never leave the river very far. Walk along the shore until you find the road. The roads in this area are windy and visibility is often limited. Stay on the side and be aware of cars. If you are on a section that has train tracks, they are in use. You can also call us at 800-836-9911, which is located on most tubes and every PFD.
The final option is to swim/hike your way to the take-out. Do not swim unnecessarily through rapids. Get on rocks or the shore and walk around them. Whenever you are in calm pools or a flat section, you can float with your PFD downstream. Just be aware on the whitewater trips that more rapids lay ahead, and you’ll have to get back out to walk around them. Use this method only as a last resort.
Please don’t leave any deflated tubes in the river. Bring them with you to your pickup point.