It’s no secret that our summer temperatures can be quite excruciating. Luckily, there are several places located throughout the state that offer things to do in Alabama that make it easy to cool off on hot summer days. One place in particular is the Styx River. You can read all about this beautiful river, including the float trip it offers, below. If you’ve never been canoeing, kayaking, or tubing in Alabama, get ready for a relaxing (and exciting) adventure!

If you’ve ever gone tubing down the Styx River, or any other river in Alabama, please share your experience(s) with us.

To experience more fun places in Alabama this summer, you’ll want to take this beach day road trip.

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Tubing In Alabama

Where is the best place to go tubing in Alabama?

If you're seeking an outdoor center where you can rent tubes and also have transportation to or from the drop-off/pick up point, then the Styx River adventure mentioned in the above article is ideal. Just show up with sunscreen and plenty of drinking water for the trip and let Styx River Tube & Canoe Rental handle the rest.

And if you have your own tube and transportation, you'll find ideal 'do-it-yourself' tubing in Alabama at these spots: Cypress Creek (put in at Highway 33 at Cypress Creek and take out at Savannah Highway Bridge), Tallapoosa River (various put-in points exist on this more than 200-mile river), Flint River (put in at the Highway 72 bridge after leaving a second car at a take-out point downstream), Cahaba River (put in at Civitan Park in Trussville), and Terrapin Creek (put in at Frank Stewart bridge on County Road 8, and take out at Terrapin Creek Outdoor Center).

What else besides tubing can I do at Styx River?

The folks over at Styx River Tube & Canoe Rental have tubes, canoes, and kayaks for rent at affordable prices and the Styx River has several points where you can pull over and enjoy a sandy beach to stretch your legs. Additionally, the river has several beaches perfect for a riverside day in the sun.

Does Alabama have clean rivers?

Because many of the country's rivers drain into the Gulf of Mexico after traveling through Alabama, the quality of the water in Alabama's rivers is always changing and not always for the better. Luckily, the state is home to a number of beaches and lakes that are also closely monitored for water quality and the state is very good about closing access to waters that don't meet standards. For an up-to-date water quality report on Alabama's rivers, you can always refer to this USGS link.