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white water Tubing Harpers Ferry, WV

Cool off White Water Tubing on the Potomac River in Harpers Ferry – it’s HUGE FUN!

white water Tubing on the Potomac river

Voted in the top 10 tubing rivers in the nation by USA Today’s Reader’s Choice

The Potomac River whitewater tubing trip is perfect for those looking for more action. Class II-III waves and ripples will splash and thrill you on this river tubing adventure! This trip is unguided and participants will be on their own. Participants should be strong swimmers and in good physical condition.  They should be able to self-rescue if they are thrown from or separated from their tubes

Scenic Views of Three States & Two Rivers

Floating down one of the most scenic stretches of river in the country, this tubing trip takes place in the Potomac River Gap by Harpers Ferry. Tubers drifting by historic Harpers Ferry National Park have a spectacular view of Maryland Heights and the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.  Take in the view of West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland as you pass by Harpers Ferry National Park and the C & O Canal.

To promote a trash free and safe environment, only soft, collapsible coolers or dry bags that tie or hook to your tube handle are permitted.

Or just bring your water bottle to attach to your tube with a carabiner or small tie. Small dry bags are available for purchase at our check-in.  

Trip Info

RT Readers Choice Awards
RT Travelers Choice award

Top 5 PERKS  Whitewater Tubing with River & Trail Outfitters

  • Designated whitewater tubing location for this trip only.  Less crowds=more fun!
  • Double the fun with more than one run! (as availability and time permits). Check for the time of the last departure the day you tube.
  • Small, compressible coolers policy helps keep our rivers clean.
  • Airsoft available onsite on weekends.  
  • Select retail, snacks & cold drinks to enjoy after “working” up that appetite on the river 

Trip Details

With Advance Reservations – up to 30 minutes before trip

On-line booking discount 5% off!

  • $32/person on weekdays*
  • $42/person on Saturdays*
  • $39/person on Sundays*
    *Add 5% amusement fee + 6% sales tax + $2.50 user fee/person 
    No hidden booking fees

    will be charged a higher rate.


  • Quality standard tube with or w/o a seat bottom
  • Life vest rental
  • Shuttle

Group Discounts
Groups of 10-19: $5 off/person
Groups of 20-39: $7 off/person
Groups of 40+: $8 off/person

*Add a tubing guide for groups for an additional $100

Age/Weight Requirements
 12 years & 90 lbs

1-2 hours depending on water levels

May 27-Sep 17

Departure Times

May 27 – June 18 and September 5-17

Weekends:  10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm

June 17 -September 4 

Weekdays:  10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm
Weekends: 10:00am – 3:00pm.
*Shuttles leave approximately every 30 minutes

*Groups of 15 or more can request other times and dates

Only small compressible coolers are permitted on this trip.
Large water bottles with loops are also fine. Bring them with a carabiner or short strap to secure it to your tube handle during the trip.

adventure Add-ONs

Harpers Ferry campground - Brunswick Family Campground - family camping

Brunswick family campground

Relax at our riverfront campground beside the Potomac River and the C&O Canal Towpath, just 15 minutes from Harpers Ferry. Tent, RV and cabins available. Bike, canoe, kayak and tube rentals onsite. Playground, pavilions, bath house, camp store. Campers get 10% discount on select River & Trail activities.

River & Trail Outfitters

Cabins & Camping

Small groups will love camping in a cabin in our Loft Rental, located onsite at Knoxville, just up the hill from white water tubing and airsoft. Or, relax at our riverfront campground beside the Potomac River and the C&O Canal, just 10 minutes from our Knoxville location. Tent, RV and cabins available. Bike, canoe, kayak and mellow tube rentals too.

Harpers Ferry Airsoft


Play airsoft in the area's only outdoor field! Kept cool by surrounding trees, our field is the size of two football fields. Participants compete in various scenarios to be the first to reach an objective, such as capturing the opposing team or obtaining a “flag”. Opposing players are eliminated by being hit with plastic pellets shot with airsoft guns, similar to paintball.

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