Delaware July 08, 2017
6 Lazy Rivers In Delaware That Are Perfect For Tubing On A Summer’s Day
Tubing in Delaware is one of the most relaxing things you can do on a hot summer day! There are lots of places to drop a tube (or kayak, or canoe) in a river in the First State. Check out some of our favorites below.
1. Brandywine Creek
The Brandywine is the top choice for anyone looking for a relaxing float down one of Delaware's lazy rivers.
Drop in at Thompson's Bridge and float until you're ready to call it a day.
Just be sure to have a car ready to bring you back to the parking lot!
Learn more about tubing the Brandywine here
2. Nanticoke River
The Nanticoke is one of the most paddleable river in Delaware, and on the right day, it makes for a lovely float as well.
Check conditions, because on a rough day, this wouldn't be a great place to be stuck in a tube. It's one of the largest tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay.
Learn more about paddling or floating on the Nanticoke here
3. Leipsic RIver
The Leipsic River is a quieter river. Drop in at Garrison's Lake in Dover (near Route 13 and Messina Hill Rd) and float down the Leipsic until you're ready to get out... or until you reach Sambo's Tavern!
4. Mispillion River
Floating down the Mispillion River is just one of the many adventures you can have in Milford this summer! Go for a quick flat and then have lunch along the banks of the beautiful river after ordering takeout from one of the town's quaint cafes.
340 N.E Front Street, Milford, De 19963
5. Christina River
There are a few places to drop in the Christina River, and if you're in a tube, you're better off choosing one that's further from Wilmington. Newport Boat Ramp (E. Marsh Lane Newport, DE 19804) or Churchman's Crossing (520 Churchmans Rd
Newark, DE 19702) are both great spots to start your journey on this historic river.
6. Blackbird Creek Reserve
Blackbird Creek Reserve has more of a reputation for being a paddling river, but you'll enjoy yourself on a tube as well. Keep an eye out for rare birds and lots of wildlife and enjoy the water safari in this protected tract of land.
801 Blackbird Landing Rd, Townsend, DE 19734
What are your favorite places to go tubing in Delaware? Are there any that we missed? Tell us in the comments below!