BEST PLACES TO GO TUBING IN FLORIDA

By  Mike Miller Updated July 15, 2024

Floating down a lazy stream on an innertube is a delightful Florida tradition.  It is especially popular in the hot summer months and is something the whole family can enjoy.

Woman Enjoying TubingWoman Enjoying Tubing

Most popular locations will rent you an innertube and pick you up downstream and take you back to the parking lot where you left your car.

These twelve tubing destinations in Florida offer a wide range of experiences, from leisurely floats to more adventurous journeys, all set amidst the state‚Äôs breathtaking natural landscapes. Enjoy tubing in the Sunshine State! 


ICHETUCKNEE SPRINGS STATE PARK

12087 SW U.S. Highway 27
Fort White, FL 32038
Phone: (386) 497-4690

Ichetucknee TubingTubing on the Ichetucknee River in 1970
Florida Memory

Ichetucknee Springs State Park is a great place for tubing enthusiasts. Ichetucknee Springs is a national natural landmark that is the source of the river.

Generations of Floridians have enjoyed floating down this serene river on its one mile per hour current.

The crystal-clear Ichetucknee River offers a serene and scenic tubing experience. You'll float through lush, untouched nature, encountering various wildlife along the way.

The park is known for its excellent tube rentals and convenient shuttle services that take you upstream to launch your tubing adventure.

Keep your eyes peeled for fish, turtles, and even manatees during your journey. It's an excellent family-friendly destination and perfect place for cooling off during Florida's hot summers.


RAINBOW SPRINGS STATE PARK

19158 SW 81st Place Road
Dunnellon, FL 34432
Phone: (352) 465-8555

Tubing Rainbow SpringsRainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs is Florida's fourth largest spring and it feeds the Rainbow River.  The river is a must-visit tubing destination, renowned for its brilliant blue waters and lush surroundings.

The gentle current allows for a relaxing float, and you'll be able to see the river's namesake rainbow of colors beneath you.

Tube rentals and shuttle services are readily available, making it easy to access the launch points. Snorkeling is also popular here, as the river is teeming with aquatic life.

Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, Rainbow Springs is one of the best places.


ROCK SPRINGS RUN STATE RESERVE

30601 County Road 433
Sorrento, FL 32776
Phone: (407) 553-4383

Man in InnertubeMan Enjoying Tubing

Rock Springs Run is a hidden gem for tubing in Central Florida. Nestled in the Wekiva Springs State Park, this waterway offers a refreshing escape from the Florida heat.

The lush forest canopy and crystal-clear waters create an enchanting atmosphere. Tubers can enjoy a peaceful journey along the gentle current, surrounded by the beauty of the natural springs.

Tube rentals and shuttle services are available on-site, and it's a fantastic spot for both beginners and experienced tubers.


GINNIE SPRINGS OUTDOORS

5000 NE 60th Ave
High Springs, FL 32643
Phone: (386) 454-7188

Tubing Ginnier SpringsGinnie Springs

Ginnie Springs is a tubing paradise set amid a privately owned nature park that is popular with outdoor enthusiasts.

With multiple spring-fed springs, it provides various tubing experiences suitable for all levels of adventurers.

The pristine water is crystal clear, and tube rentals and shuttle services make your trip convenient.

Ginnie Springs also offers camping facilities, making it an ideal spot for a weekend tubing getaway. 


BLUE SPRING STATE PARK

2100 W. French Ave
Orange City, FL 32763
Phone: (386) 775-3663

Tubing Blue SpringBlue Spring

Blue Spring State Park is known for its winter visitors: manatees. However, in the summer months, it transforms into a tubing destination.

The spring run offers a serene tubing experience as you float alongside lush vegetation and might even spot some wildlife.

Rentals and shuttle services are available, and you can combine tubing with swimming in the spring boil for a refreshing experience. It is the shortest tube run of these tubing destinations.


WEEKI WACHEE SPRINGS STATE PARK

6131 Commercial Way
Spring Hill, FL 34606
Phone: (352) 610-5660

Weeki Wachee Springs Tubing PartyWeeki Wachee Springs Tubing Party 1961
Florida Memory

Weeki Wachee is a unique tubing destination, known for its enchanting mermaid shows and pristine water.

Tubing along the Weeki Wachee River allows you to enjoy the natural beauty of Florida while encountering gentle rapids. You can also enjoy the features of the water park.

Tube rentals and shuttle services are conveniently located. After your tubing adventure, you can explore the famous Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and its iconic mermaid performances.

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MADISON BLUE SPRING STATE PARK

8300 NE State Road 6
Lee, FL 32059
Phone: (850) 971-5003

Madison Blue SpringMadison Blue Spring

Madison Blue Spring State Park offers tubing along the Withlacoochee River.

The cool, blue waters and scenic surroundings provide a peaceful and refreshing tubing experience.

Tube rentals and shuttle services are available on-site.


SANTA FE RIVER

Various access points along the Santa Fe River

Santa Fe River

The Santa Fe River offers diverse tubing experiences, with numerous access points along its 75 mile course.

Choose from different sections of the river, each offering its unique charm and excitement.

Local outfitters and parks provide tube rentals and shuttle services or you can use your own tube.


WEKIWA SPRINGS STATE PARK

1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, FL 32712
Phone: (407) 553-4383

Wekiwa Springs State ParkWekiwa Springs

Wekiwa Springs State Park is known for its natural springs and offers river tubing along the Wekiwa River.

Enjoy a tranquil float through the crystal clear water surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Tube rentals and shuttle services are convenient for visitors.

The park has beautiful campsites and trails with picnic tables and a popular swimming area.


BLACKWATER RIVER STATE PARK

7720 Deaton Bridge Road
Holt, FL 32564
Phone: (850) 983-5363

Tubing BlackwaterBlackwater River

Blackwater River State Park provides a unique tubing experience along the tannin-stained Blackwater River.

The river's dark waters offer a different perspective on Florida's natural beauty.

Tube rentals and shuttle services are available.


ECONFINA RIVER STATE PARK

4741 Econfina River Rd
Lamont, FL 32336
Phone: (850) 487-7989

Tubing EconfinaEconfina River

Econfina River State Park offers a remote tubing experience with pristine waters and a more secluded feel.

Access points are scattered along the creek, and tubing is a peaceful way to explore this hidden gem.

Make sure to bring your own inner tubes as rentals may be limited.


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