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Experience New River Tubing in North Carolina

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Tubing All day unlimited runs - Regular Price $35
Bluetooth Speaker Rental
Bluetooth Speaker Rental plus phone case
Cooler Tube Rental

The Best Way to Experience New River!

New River Outpost
3380 Big Hill Road
Todd, NC 28684

Conveniently Located 15-20 minutes From downtown Boone, NC

Enjoy tubing on this slow-moving river that provides a scenic passageway through abundant wildflowers, inspiring mountain scenery and excellent birding. Gliding in one of our tubes is

undoubtedly the best way to absorb the serenity of this pristine river, conveniently located near the Blue Ridge Parkway and flowing through Todd, NC, providing for a relaxing trip for those visiting the Western NC area.  Come spend the day on a high mountain expedition with us!

How Does Tubing the New River Work?

On the day of your tubing adventure, come to our outpost on New River, near Boone, NC park and check in.  When you are ready, hop on our transportation to go upriver to the put in where you pick your tube.  We offer all premium tubes with headrests, cupholders and a choice of bottoms and no bottoms. Float down the river and exit the water at our outpost, where your car is parked – no waiting around to get picked up!  We have a 6 acre riverfront facility with picnic tables, picnic shelter, volleyball, corn hole and a full service building with bathrooms and a shower for your convenience.  You can enjoy both river and earth activities at our outpost all in one day.

Tubing Ticket Features:  

A tubing ticket as an all ages ticket and the price is per tube.  The tubing ticket is for unlimited tubing runs, so if, when you get back from your first tubing run, you  would like to go again, simply hop back in line and off you go!

Booking in Advance & Express Check:

a group of people swimming in the water

People ask, “Should we book tubing in advance?”  At the New River Outpost, during our main season, we welcome walk ins!  The main season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Just head on over and we will get you out on the river as quickly as possible so long as you are they before 4p.m.  Outside of those dates, booking in advanced is required, although we can often accommodate a same day trip!

The main benefit of booking in advance is that you get all the business of booking (payment and waivers) out of the way in advance so you will not need to do that when you arrive.  Standing in the hot sun signing waivers is no fun so we do encourage you to book in advance.

If everyone in your group has filled out waivers in advance, you get Express Check In!  SKIP THE LINES! Look in the booking party’s email for an email with the subject line “Action Required for Your Booking.

Trip Length: 

Approximately 2 hours depending on water levels.

Trip Times: 

The first tubing run is at 9:40a.m. and every 20 minutes thereafter until approximately 4p.m.

Age Limits: 

There are no age restrictions for tubing.  For children, we suggest the parents go with what they are comfortable with.  We do not have infant size flotation devices so we require parents to supply one.

Water Levels:

Water levels vary depending on rainfall.  However, the water is normally between mid calf and chest deep on an adult.  There are some deeper areas.


We welcome you to bring your puppy.  There are often other dogs at the property so make sure your dog plays nice with others please!


We go rain or shine!  If there is lightning, we normally would delay your trip to allow those conditions to pass.  If we cancel your trip, you would be entitled to a refund.

Cooler Tubes:  a close up of a car

A cooler tube is a tube that you put your cooler on that you attach to your tube so that you can bring your beverages of choice with you on the river.

Blue Tooth Speaker Rental:

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We now have bluetooth speakers for rent so that you can ROCK THE RIVER…Rent a speaker and get a waterproof phone case that floats for only $12 (a $20 value)!  Make sure to download your playlist (no cell signal on the river!)


New River Store:  

We have items for sale at the outpost such as ice, water proof phone cases, sunscreen, sunglass straps, soda, snacks, etc.

What to Bring

  • A change of clothes
  • Shoes that you don’t mind getting wet
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Food and drink!

Where to Meet

New River Outpost
3380 Big Hill Road
Todd, NC 28684

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.