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Best inner tubing river in America?

YellowSnowYellowSnow Moderator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 28,018
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Best inner tubing river in America? 16 votes

Boise River, ID
0%
Salt River, AZ
6%
Pitchfork51 1 vote
San Marcos River, Texas
6%
Swaye 1 vote
Truckee River, CA
0%
Deschutes River, OR
6%
greenblood 1 vote
Snoqualmie River, WA
12%
huskyhooliganYellowSnow 2 votes
Guadalupe River, TX
18%
LoneStarDawgIPukeOregonGrellowWilliams3 3 votes
American River, CA
6%
Doogles 1 vote
Ichetucknee River, FL
6%
WoolleyDoog 1 vote
F.O. Row Peter Puffer, you left off....
37%
DerekJohnsonRaceBannonYouKnowItPurple_PillsdannarcJoeEDangerously 6 votes
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  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Moderator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 28,018
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    Snoqualmie River, WA
    @Swaye what's @kjramming on one of them UT Austin river floats? She drops own to like a 2.5 right?
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Moderator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 28,018
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    Snoqualmie River, WA

    The Washington Deschutes. Get out before the falls. A summer tradition unlike any other back in the day


    It's the pee in the water?
    RaceBannon
  • whatshouldicareaboutwhatshouldicareabout Member Posts: 9,920
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    @YellowSnow Have you tubed all those rivers?
  • RoadDawg55RoadDawg55 Member Posts: 29,502
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    The river in Missoula is great for tubing.
    YellowSnow
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Moderator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 28,018
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    Snoqualmie River, WA

    @YellowSnow Have you tubed all those rivers?

    No. I'm shooting from the hip.

    I've tubed the Snoqualmie, Truckee, Deschutes. I've cliff jumped into the American River near @Doogles shitty little studio apartment.
    Doogles
  • Fishpo31Fishpo31 Member Posts: 1,273
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    Yakima was pretty good back in the day. Just watch out for floating cow carcasses…
    RDR
  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 46,807
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    F.O. Row Peter Puffer, you left off....
    Rogue River


  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Moderator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 28,018
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    Snoqualmie River, WA

    Rogue River


    Do people inner the Rogue much @DerekJohnson ? I never thought of it as a "lazy river" but more of a spot for whitewater activities.
  • huskyhooliganhuskyhooligan Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 3,990
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    Snoqualmie River, WA
    I've done the Snoqualmie, Yakima and Shenandoah. Potomac runs too shallow. Some nice swimming holes though. Shenandoah was the warmest. I've rafted the Wenatchee and heard okay things about it from Cashmere to Wenatchee. Also heard some good things about the Methow, but also runs a bit low. I guess I'll vote for the Snoqualmie.
    YellowSnowwhlinder
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Moderator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 28,018
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    Snoqualmie River, WA

    I've done the Snoqualmie, Yakima and Shenandoah. Potomac runs too shallow. Some nice swimming holes though. Shenandoah was the warmest. I've rafted the Wenatchee and heard okay things about it from Cashmere to Wenatchee. Also heard some good things about the Methow, but also runs a bit low. I guess I'll vote for the Snoqualmie.

    I've floated the Snoqualmie like 75 times I'm guessing since the mid 90s. It remains the perfect combo in my mind of ultra clean, clear water, with a few fun (but chill) rapids, rope swings, etc.

    The Deschutes is only 5 mins from my house and is outstanding for more of an urban float experience. But it's a little shallow and too slow in spots. But the access is a hell of lot easier than the Snoqualmie. There's plenty of parking at the launch spot and you can actually do the float without running a shuttle. Just have one person walk back 8 to 15 mins to grab the car.


    dfleahuskyhooliganPitchfork51
  • PurpleThrobberPurpleThrobber Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 36,038
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    Spokane River. Below the falls.

    Above the falls, you gonna die.



    Fishpo31huskyhooliganPurple_Pills
  • DooglesDoogles Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 11,121
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    American River, CA

    @YellowSnow Have you tubed all those rivers?

    No. I'm shooting from the hip.

    I've tubed the Snoqualmie, Truckee, Deschutes. I've cliff jumped into the American River near @Doogles shitty little studio apartment.
    Hurtful.
  • chuckchuck Member Posts: 7,480
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    FO row peterpuffer.

    There are some amazing sections for tubing on the Oregon Deschutes, but that's just too much water.

    The Yakima has a great float that I made many years ago. Perfect amount of flow, perfect water, fun, long riffles, but too many people.

    The lower Sandy ending at the I84 park in Teoutdale is a good one, but again too many people.

    The upper John Day, in early June most years, is just about perfect. It's warm, clear, full of fiah if you're inclined, and moves along perfectly foe inner tubes or floaties.

    Once per summer my friends and I get together here in the back yard, pack small inner tubes up the Wind to the falls, and float back down. This is pretty rough water and not for people adverse to eating shit and body surfing through some class 2-3 chutes. Fun stuff, but not for everyone.
    Fishpo31dfleaPurple_Pills
  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 46,807
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    F.O. Row Peter Puffer, you left off....

    Rogue River


    Do people inner the Rogue much @DerekJohnson ? I never thought of it as a "lazy river" but more of a spot for whitewater activities.
    You're 100% correct. I was going fast and thinking tubing and rafting. Should have paid closer attention to your actual question.
  • SwayeSwaye Moderator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 39,765
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    San Marcos River, Texas
    Tubing on the San Marcos is absolutely epic (or was 35 years ago).
    HoustonHusky
  • JoeEDangerouslyJoeEDangerously Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 3,405
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    F.O. Row Peter Puffer, you left off....
    Nooksack
  • IPukeOregonGrellowIPukeOregonGrellow Member Posts: 2,147
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    Guadalupe River, TX
    There’s nothing quite like loading up on breakfast tacos at Taco Taco Cafe and floating through Hill Country with a cooler full of beer.
    chuckDerekJohnsonHoustonHusky
  • Pitchfork51Pitchfork51 Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 25,099
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    Salt River, AZ
    In MD/wva there's the harpers ferry thing which is quite fun.


    But I have to do a nostalgic shout out. We had the big wooden raft with the monitor speakers on the salt lake back in college.

    Guitar center warranty ...they always take it back and replace free of charge no questions.

    Blew probably like 10 lol.
    greenblood
  • greenbloodgreenblood Member Posts: 13,655
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    Deschutes River, OR

    Rogue River


    Do people inner the Rogue much @DerekJohnson ? I never thought of it as a "lazy river" but more of a spot for whitewater activities.
    You definitely don't want to tube the Rogue. Very rough for tubing
    YellowSnow
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