7 Lazy Rivers In Virginia That Are Ideal For Tubing On A Summer’s Day
By Beth|Updated on June 02, 2023(Originally published May 28, 2023)
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Charlottesville. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
With temperatures on the rise, finding fun ways to cool off becomes a highlight — and necessity —of this time of year. And for those with a knack for water, this list is for you. The following compilation highlights some of the best natural lazy rivers in Virginia as well as local outfitters that will help make your trip a safe and memorable one. So get ready to slather on some sunscreen, kick back, and enjoy the gorgeous outdoor scenery all while keeping cool. You’ll quickly discover that when it comes to summer activities, tubing in Virginia belongs at the top of the list.
For a little inspiration to get out there and enjoy the water, watch the brief video below which offers breathtaking aerial footage of New River Junction:
These are just a handful of places to go tubing in Virginia. Where are some of your favorite places to go tubing in Virginia? Feel free to share them with us! For related content, be sure to read about Virginia’s natural waterslide.
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Lazy Rivers In Virginia
Beth C. |June 29, 2020
Where can I go tubing in Virginia?
For tubing in Virginia, check out the following:
Tangent Outfitters on the New River
Adventure Mendota on the North Fork of the Hoston River
Riverside Outfitters on the James River near Richmond. This last location is truly for adrenaline junkies, as it's more a place for white-water rafting than a gentle float trip.
What is the hottest month of the year in Virginia?
Virginia is known for enjoying four distinctive seasons, and summer is no exception. From late May to September, you can expect consistently warm if not hot temperatures. The consistently hottest month of the year in Virginia is July, with August as a close second. One of the factors that make the weather in Virginia feel especially intense is humidity. The hottest day in recorded history in Virginia took place on July 15th, 1954 with the temperature reaching a scalding 115 degrees F. You can imagine that more than a few people went tubing or swimming that day!
What is there for kids to do in the summer in Virginia?
The following are some fun things for kids to do in the summer in Virginia:
Experience Virginia's beautiful landscape with a hike and kids can also learn about the unique flora and fauna.
Shenandoah National Parks and many of the state parks offer programs for little ones to get the most out of their explorations.
Virginia is also home to an impressive amount of zoos, museums, and kid-friendly cultural centers that provide hours of indoor entertainment.