Eight Great Rivers for Tubing in Wisconsin
Last Updated: 4/30/2015
Enjoy the summer scenery and native wildlife as you float down the river, or get wet and wild as you navigate the rapids. Stay for the day or even a whole week at riverside campgrounds where the whole family can be entertained. River tubing not your style? No worries, many outfitters also have canoes and kayaks available for rent.
Float through the wilderness on this river which is part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.
The popular Apple River, located in Northwest Wisconsin near the Minnesota border, is close to all the action. The wild rapids satisfy the daring, while families and groups find this a fun place to cool off and relax.
- Apple River Hide-A-Way - Somerset
- Float Rite Park - Somerset
- Rivers Edge Camping and Resort - Somerset
You'll float past towering green pines as you stay cool in the clear waters of the Wolf River. In Langlade County, this river drops 430 feet over 28 miles, making it one of the fastest-flowing rivers in the Midwest. Further downstream things slow down for a lazier trip.
Wisconsin River, Manitowish River
Wildlife will be along for your trip on these rivers. Watch eagles soar overhead and loons navigate the waterways.
Leave the crowds behind and enjoy the winding Black River. Stop at a local sandbar when you’re feeling lazy and watch the river roll by.
Timbered bluffs and rustic rock ledges. Quiet water with an occasional rush of rapids. Sounds perfect for a tubing trip! You can find this river in the Southwest corner of Wisconsin near Iowa. What are you waiting for?
Beautiful wooded shorelines with rugged rock formations are abundant on the Lower Wisconsin River. If you discover a sandbar or island it’s a great chance to take a break and sing a little “On Wisconsin.”
Float gently through the forested riverbanks and rich farmlands. South of Madison near the Illinois border, the Sugar River serves up a sweet afternoon of rolling down the river.Things to Do