Simply put, we make you feel like


Friendly, safe, organized, experienced and FUN, our deeply-valued staff will guarantee you have a fantastic day you’ll remember for years to come.

We know there are other adventure companies to choose from in Harpers Ferry. But with over 30 years experience and a family-run business built around hiring the very best people to make sure you have the very best experience, we think the choice is clear!

You Can Count On

  • 5 star staff
  • Breathtaking views
  • Well-maintained equipment
  • The best location
  • A connection to nature
  • The highest safety standards
  • Memories for a lifetime

Our Story

A team rowing a red boat

In 1992 Dewey Heffner and his son, George “JR” Heffner, began selling black tire tubes out of the back of a truck under the name Butts Tubes.

Today, after acquiring a gorgeous riverside property, the Heffner family employs seasonal and full-time staff and offers two types of tubing, whitewater rafting, aerial adventures, camping, a brewery and more.

Our History

“We are committed to inspiring healthier communities by offering exciting outdoor adventures and experiences that bring people together.”

– Holly Heffner, Harpers Ferry Adventure Center Owner

Less than an hour from Washington DC and 75 minutes from Baltimore, Maryland, just downriver from quaint and historic downtown Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, between the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers…

Adventure is calling you.

Enjoy the views, breathe the fresh air and master the art of getting away from it all.

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It…

Kathleen NelsonKathleen Nelson
19:49 05 Feb 24
Exciting enough for the twenty something's, gentle enough for my grandkids, great time for all
Kelly RhodesKelly Rhodes
01:04 06 Nov 23
Excellent experience! Group of kids did the zip line tour and had an absolute blast. The guides Logan and Caden were excellent! So fun and everyone felt very safe and comfortable because of them.
Gabriel LeeGabriel Lee
17:56 05 Sep 23
We went white water tubing here with a party of 10 people and had blast. The initial bus ride to the drop off point was a bit long but they sent us in right away. The entire trip down stream took about 2 hours. The water level is a bit low and towards the end the water does get fairly shallow and you need to be careful with the slipper rocks. The white water wasn’t intense at all with it maybe passing as a category 1 not the 3-4 as noted but that was also due to the low water levels. Definitely pack sunscreen and water shoes and you’ll have a great time
Liam AmiriLiam Amiri
13:11 27 Aug 23
This adventure center is very well organized and safe. Loved it.Just make sure before coming for water activities you are wearing proper shoes and you have phone and wallet bags that can be attached to you at all time. Don't lose your stuff in the water...
Alexia StricklandAlexia Strickland
15:11 14 Aug 23
I normally do not write reviews but A group of us went for my boyfriend’s 29th birthday and had a blast. Bella and Kayden were the absolute best Zipline instructors. They were fun, personable and informative with our instructions. We did the Zipline/White water Tubing package and enjoyed the whole day. The facilities were clean, friendly staff, and the team were very accommodating to our requests even when they didnt have to. Definitely want to come back!
Elizabeth HoustonElizabeth Houston
03:47 26 Jun 23
Such a great and full day for our family! Would highly recommend! We did ropes course and rafting. Patrick was awesome with the ropes! He was helpful and so patient. My 10 year old was not feeling the 3rd level fall-but really wanted to do it. Patrick really encouraged him in the best way to jump to it! We had a break in between and the Harpers Ferry Brewery next door was an added bonus we could walk to easily (we went back after too). We ended the day rafting with Liam as our guide. What an experience! He was very friendly, funny and confident on the water. He went out of his way for us to get the most out of the rafting experience. Such a great day-we all really enjoyed ourselves.