Salt River Tubing Season Opens Soon
Just around the corner — or more aptly just "downstream" — is the
season for one of Arizonans’ favorite watersports: tubing the Salt
Depending on weather and water-flow conditions, the opening date
for this traditional summer sport is Saturday, May 6.
The 2005 all-day rate was $13 per person/tube, included tube
rental and shuttle bus service, and could be paid in cash only.
Shuttle bus service without the tube rental was $10 per person/tube.
Operating hours were 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the ’05 season, and
requirements were a deposit of one valid driver’s license per five
tubes rented and a $20 penalty for a lost or stolen tube.
Other guidelines last season included the following:
- children needed to be eight years or older and 4 feet
tall for tubing or shuttle bus service,
- glass containers were prohibited by law in the Lower
Salt River Recreational Area and would be confiscated,
- ice chests were inspected, and
- participants were required to bring plastic containers
For more information on the 2006 tubing season, please contact
Lynda Breault at (480) 984-3305 or visit