River Tube Rentals
The Eastman Park River Experience features a river-mile dedicated to kayaking, canoeing, tubing and more!
Tube rentals are closed for the 2024 season. We look forward to seeing you in 20204!
Rentals are available at the concessions pavilion by the playground. Float times vary and all tubes must be returned by 5:00 p.m.
We offer single tubes and kids kayaks for $5 / day, double tubes for $8 / day and cooler floats for $3 / day. Tube valet service is available!
Rental availability is based on water levels and weather permitting. Our tubes are for use within Town of Windsor limits on the Poudre River where it is safe for tubing during the summer season when we are open. Only enter and exit in the designated areas.
- Where do I park?
Parking is available in the Eastman Park parking lot. Additional parking is available to the west of Eastman Park by the skate park. The entrance to the river experience is near the Poudre Pooch Park.
- What should I wear/bring?
Wear a bathing suit, sunscreen and water shoes if you prefer.
- What gear do you rent or sell?
We offer single tubes and kids kayaks for $5 / day, double tubes for $8 / day, and cooler floats for $3 / day.
Disc golf sets and kid's fishing poles are available to rent for $5/day each.
- What happens if I fall out of my tube?
There is no lifeguard on duty. Tube at your own risk. If you fall out of your tube, try to swim to your tube if water is calm. In fast moving water, keep your feet up and forward so you are floating down the river feet first and navigate using your hands as paddles. Do not try to get out of the river in swift current; instead swim to the side once the water is calm. If you can’t get to your tube because it is stuck somewhere hard to get, or it floats down river and you can’t find it by walking the river path, put your own safety first and report where you last saw the tube to a Town of Windsor employee.
- Is it safe for kids/are there age requirements?
Kids tubing should be solid swimmers and we require lifejackets. Adults should also wear a lifejacket in order to more easily and safely assist their children if they fall out of their tube.
Ages 12+ can go on the river without an adult. Ages 12 and under must be in the river with a parent or guardian. A waiver needs to be signed by all renters and a parent/guardian needs to sign for those under age 18. When you put safety first, kids are generally grinning after a day of tubing!
- Do I need a life jacket?
Lifejackets are required and provided for all persons when renting a tube from the Town of Windsor.
- What happens if I lose my tube or damage it?
We do our best to repair tubes that have small leaks and not charge you, but if you shred the tube (which is really hard to do because they are super durable) or if you lose the tube and we can’t recover it then you are responsible to pay us the replacement fee ($40). Sometimes, if someone loses a tube, a “tube angel” downriver will return it to us since our phone number is right on it. We love that and we don’t charge you if it’s returned.
- What about inclement weather?
If the Town of Windsor deems the river or weather conditions to be unfavorable or unsafe for tubing, then we will not rent tubes during that time (e.g. thunder and lightening). We cannot be held responsible if the weather changes after you rent a tube from us; you must use good judgment and keep yourself safe!
If you are floating down the river and a sudden storm rolls in with lightening and/or thunder, exit the river and seek shelter nearby.
- What can I bring in my tube?
There is no storage area in a tube. It is best to eat snacks or meals before or after your float. Don’t pollute the water.
- How do I steer my tube?
You use your hands to paddle and paddling backwards is much easier and more effective. You have to paddle more to get from the side of the river back into the current, versus paddling a little to stay in the current. If you are going around in circles in an eddy, enjoy the ride and paddle hard as you circle back toward the middle of the stream in order to get back into the current.