With the summer months in Texas just around the corner, many folks will be flocking to rivers across our great state to float the river or go tubing. And there are a ton of places in the Lone Star State to do just that.

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What is tubing?

If you've never been tubing, boy are you missing out. Whether you're being pulled by a boat at the lake or floating the river in one, it's a favorite pastime among Texans.

Tubing, also known as inner tubing, bumper tubing, towed tubing, or kite tubing, is a recreational activity where an individual rides on top of an inner tube, either on water, snow or through the air. The tubes themselves are also known as "donuts" or "biscuits" due to their shape. [Wikipedia]

Now, when you go tubing, you'll need to remember to get an extra tube to hold your cooler because you don't want it to end up at the bottom of the river. What you put in your cooler is up to you, but make sure you're up-to-date on the rules of the river - in case you're not supposed to have alcoholic beverages, glass, or even a cooler.

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As you'll see in the gallery below, Texas is home to a ton of rivers to splash around and have some fun in. Once again, just be mindful of the rules for that area.

Go Tubing in Texas At These Prime Locations

Gallery Credit: Chaz

It's worth noting that you'll want to secure you're valuables and whatnot. Even then, you'll likely lose a few things at the bottom of the river. You might even take some snorkeling gear with you if you need to drop your phone and wallet in the water and retrieve them.

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Gallery Credit: Chaz


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