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Top 10 | Lazy River Float Trips

Top 10 Lazy Rivers to Float


Summer time is a great time of year to enjoy some new activities. Some activities can be exciting and new, and others can be relaxing. One fantastic relaxing activity is enjoying a relaxing float down a lazy river in a raft with friends and family.



Merced River, CA

This River in Yosemite National Park is a wonderful river to enjoy floating down. Visitors to the Yosemite Valley can spend a few hours of their visit leisurely floating down the river , and stopping to enjoy the wonderful Sentinel Beach. Another wonderful beach travelers can enjoy while floating down the Merced River is Cathedral beach. The river offers cool water, great during the summer months, as well as a relaxing rafting experience.


Iowa River, IA

There are several points on this river that are fantastic for an enjoyable rafting trip. The stretch of river that passes the Fallen Rock Preserve and Pine Lake State Park has some wonderful and scenic floating options. In addition within the central region of Iowa, the stretch of the Iowa River at Marshalltown offers another wonderful rafting experience. Visitors can find equipment rental and trips in both locations.


Green River, KY

Kentucky is home to the wonderful Mammoth Cave National Park. Visitors looking to enjoy this destination in a different way can take a float trip down the Green River. The river flows through the park and offers excellent views for paddlers. One interesting feature of the Green River is the color of the water during the summer, which is a fascinating bright green color.


Platte River, MI

This Michigan River is wonderfully calm and shallow. With warm waters and excellent beaches along the river, it is a great option for a family floating trip. The river also passes through the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore, which is where visitors can find some of the best options for a floating trip.


Zumbro River, MN

Visitors to Minnesota can enjoy floating down the Zumbro River between Zumbro Falls and Hammond. This stretch of the river offers and amazingly scenic trip. There are limestone cliffs, bluffs and more. In addition there are tour options for trips down this river, for those that would like to have a guided trip.


Missouri River, MT

The scenic views of the Big Sky Country of Montana is unmatched. Those travelers looking to enjoy a lazy floating trip can take a ride down the Missouri River. The Missouri is the longest river in the United States and the section in Montana has some wonderful sections to enjoy a floating trip.


Rio Grande, TX

This Texas river, located on the border with Mexico is another wonderful floating river. The river is big and passes through some very scenic destinations. One of the sections of the river pass through Big Bend National Park. Another benefit of this river is that travelers can enjoy longer trips, which can last as long as a week if desired.


Hoh River, WA

One destination in Washington that visitors looking for an adventure should try to stop and enjoy during a visit is the Hoh Rain Forest. Washington is a beautiful state, filled with green forests and land, and the Hoh Rain Forest is one place to enjoy the greenery in a unique environment. Taking a relaxing float trip down the Hoh River through the rain forest is a wonderful Washington experience.


Red Cedar River, WI

Wisconsin is filled with rivers that are great for floating. One of these is the Red Cedar River. Visitors wanting to enjoy a relaxing float trip can take the trip down the river on the section near Menomonie. This region is filled with wonderful Wisconsin scenery. In addition there is excellent access to the river for rafters.


Snake River, WY

Wyoming's Snake River is one of the most scenic rafting trips. Some of the river have some pretty amazing white water rafting options, but there are also sections that are wonderful for those looking for a lazy river floating experience. While enjoying one of these trips rafters can enjoy views of wildlife, the Grand Teton range and much more.



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