Tube the James
Tube the James: The long
trip is about 5 miles and takes
between 4 and 5 hours to
complete, depending on water
depth, wind direction and
how often you stop along the
We recommend bringing a
small cooler with drinks and
snacks. We have small cooler
tubes at no charge or a large
cooler tube (48qt) for a fee.
You will float over Class I and
II rapids for the first 2 miles.
Then you will go under a Big
Train Bridge and the River
will slow down for half a mile.
Then under the Highway
Bridge and down hill again,
past Yogi Bear Campgroung
and into the calm water at the
Take-out at WCC.
Bring a Group. Tubes are only $12.
Charlie and Otto
|We have narrowed the tube selection to the
38" Red tubes w/bottoms & backrest - under 120 lbs.
44" Blue tubes w/ backrest & cupholder- 120- 240 lbs.
|11 am & 1 pm- Shuttle leaves for the up-river 5 mile float.
11 am & 1 pm- Tubes leave for the down-river 2 mile float.
3 pm and 4 pm- Shuttle leaves Glasgow for the return to Wilderness Canoe.
The short trip is about 2.5 miles
and is available when the river is
between 2.5ft and 3.5ft on the
River Guage. This trip takes 3 to 4
hours to complete.
This trip starts at Wilderness
Canoe and goes downstream to the
town of Glasgow.
Along the way there are several
interesting things to explore. Like
the methane gas that bubbles up
from the bottom, fresh springs
trickling into the James and Goose
Rock which is fun to jump off of.
After the second and last class II
rapid the take-out is on the left side
of the river.
A bus will be waiting to shuttle you
back to WCC.
"Great day for a float"
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