Raccoon River Excursions River Tubing

Come enjoy yourself on a river tubing trip down the scenic Raccoon River just minutes West of Des Moines, Ia. Float trips vary depending on river levels and which section of the river we are using at the time. We try to keep them around 4 to 5 hours on average but they can range from 3 to 7 hours. You can call us to get a rough estimate on how long the river is running. It is recommended that you book your tube trip in advance if you want a specific time or date because time slots do fill up. We are open on Saturdays and Sundays from May through September as long as the weather and river levels are good. Our times for launching groups range between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.

How it works

Try to get us an accurate head count for your group.

Call us to get your date and time set up.

If you are camping we will pick you up at your campsite.

If you are not camping we will give you directions to a pick up location.

Update us in advance if the number in your group changes.

Show up and be ready 15-20 minutes in advance.

Have cash to pay the driver as you load onto the bus.

We will take you to our launch location we are using for that day.

Try to find a cooler tube that will fit the cooler you brought.

Our people will help you tie your cooler tube to your tube.

As soon as you're ready head down to the waters edge.

Once your group is all ready hop on your tube and have fun.

Once you can see the exit location start heading to that side of the river.

One of our people will be there to help you untie tubes.

Once your tube is untied place it by the bus and go ahead and get on.

Once there is a full load you will be taken back to your campsite or vehicle.

River Tubing Prices

River Tubing - $25 per person.  

Includes Tube, Cooler Tube, Twine, Life Jacket (if requested), Shuttle, & trash bucket if needed.

We only do tubing trips on Saturdays and Sundays unless you have a group of 20 or more and schedule it at least a week in advance.

Ask about group rates for groups of 50 or more.

Campgrounds that we will pick up from are

Dallas County Fair Campground


What you should bring

Water Shoes
Cheap Sunglasses
A cooler to hold you and your group's snacks & drinks