Editor’s note: This article first appeared on travelpulse.com.
With summer about to turn to fall, there are plenty of great getaways that allow you to escape the heat and the “dog days of summer” while enjoying the fresh air of the outdoors. While campgrounds across the country have lots of amenities to keep campers entertained, some top campgrounds are located on or near rivers and offer the always fun activity of tubing.
Tubing is a great way to take in all that the outdoors has to offer while staying cool on the water. Whether floating down a river with the whole family or just taking in the scenery with a relaxing and peaceful water experience, tubing is loads of fun and a great way to close out the summer. So, when the temperature no doubt spikes one last time before it’s officially fall, head over to one of these great campground locations for some end-of-summer tubing.
Location: Lotus, Calif.
Geographical region: Located in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains on the South Fork of the American River
Amenities: 2,000 feet of river frontage, kayaking, rafting or tubing from the shores of the campground, plus a swimming pool, playground, volleyball, game room and more
Camping accommodations: RV camping, tent sites and cabins that sleep up to six (many are pet friendly)
Local attractions: Award-winning wineries and vineyards, Red Hawk casino gaming, scenic Folsom Lake, golf courses and the winding American River to fish, swim and pan for gold along with other more adventurous options
Location: East Stroudsburg, Pa.
Geographical region: The Poconos
Amenities: Shuffleboard, mini-golf, volleyball and basketball courts, fishing and a swimming pool
Camping accommodations: RV and tent camping sites
Local attractions: Chamberlain Canoes, just 13 miles from the property, offers tubing on the Delaware River for those six years and older. There are also whitewater rafting opportunities on the nearby Lehigh River.