River Tubing Rentals
Tube Rentals Available Every Saturday and Sunday Through Labor Day! (if you would like a weekday rental, call 301-725-1313 at least 24 hours in advance)
Cool off in nature this summer with our River Tube Rentals! The great outdoors doesn’t always mean you have to work up a sweat! Sit back, relax, and let the water take you on an easy adventure!
Rental Cost: $25/tube
Please deflate the tubes before your trip back to our office! This will make transporting the tubes much easier! (Be sure to hang on to the Boston valves!)
The closest tubing site we recommend is the at Patapsco Valley State Park. Prepare for a $3/fee per car to enter the park.
PLEASE NOTE: Patapsco Valley Park may turn you away once the park fills up, so pick up your tubes early. You will not be offered a refund because you were not able to get into Patapsco Valley State Park.
Alternative Tubing Sites — another popular location is in Monkton.
Time: 1.5 – 4 Hours | Depends on the flow of the river. We do not control the weather!
Number of Participants: Up to 10 Tube Rentals per day
Minimum Age Required: 8 years old and must be able to swim!
Terrapin Adventures Provides:
Before Your Tour
Reserve Your Spot: We highly recommend booking online as we can’t guarantee walk-ins.
Tubing Rental Pick-Up: Pick-Up is between 9:30 – 10:00 AM. (We cannot accommodate any pickups later than 10:30 AM.)
Tubing Rental Drop-Off: You must drop off all the equipment (including the tubes) back to Terrapin Adventures by 5:00 PM Eastern or you’ll be charged the $35 deposit, per tube. (Please call the office at 301-725-1313 if you will be late, but you may still be charged the deposit)
Transportation & Park Fees: We recommend that you park in the Avalon Area and then walk 1.8 miles to the put-in area at or above the Swinging Bridge, in the Orange Grove Section of the park. If you want a longer trip, you can continue walking for another half-a-mile (~2.3 miles in total).
The park often closes the River Road, which runs parallel to the river, to car traffic for safety. Patapsco Valley State Park will also charge you a nominal entrance fee per person (approximately $3).
Waivers: Everyone must complete a Standard Waiver
What to Wear/Bring
For the Water:
For Your Trip Home (kept in your car):
Inclement Weather Policy
We will do not recommend tubing if there is a high chance of thunderstorms where you are planning river tubing. Unsure? Give us a call at 301-725-1313!
More than 2 days before your event = no cost
2 days or less from your event = we will provide a Rain Check — good for 6 months from the originally scheduled date.
We recommend that you type “Terrapin Adventures” into Waze or Google Maps, to get to the correct parking lot.
Our numerical address takes you to the other side of the Savage Mill.