Green River Cove Tubing

Our first annual Green River Cove tubing
trip was this past weekend!
If you haven’t tubed The Green River Cove
before, you’ve been missing out. Located in Saluda, NC, the Green River Cove is known for “the best tubing in the
has several thrilling rapids, is full of
rainbow trout and wildlife, and is set back in the most beautiful mountain

The trip was definitely a success! See for yourself…

Once we arrived, we parked and rode the shuttle bus
up to the top of the river and purchased tubes for $9/each. Is that a deal or what?!


{the girls}


  {on the bus} 

Tubes, check. Coolers, check. SPF 70, check. Fun friends, check! 


  The river is 3 miles long, and took approximately 2.5
to complete.

{My new favorite beer – so delicious!}

Our cooler rode down the river with us in a toddler tube.

{the hubs}

{floatin’ down the river} 

The trip was so fun that a “second annual” is definitely in store for next summer. 


2013 Suggestions
for Improvement:

– Matching neon headbands

walky talkys

extra Lime-a-ritas

Intex River Run II double tube

Intex Mega Chill Floating Cooler





  1. Lauren
    July 2, 2012 / 1:59 pm

    This looks like so much fun. I've never been tubing, but I think it is offically on my list now! It looks relaxing too! πŸ™‚ Glad you had such a good time!

  2. Samara
    July 2, 2012 / 1:59 pm

    How. Fun.

  3. the girl in the red shoes
    July 2, 2012 / 2:05 pm

    Okay, first of all you are adorable. Second, I love that you use SPF 70…same here! And third, I'm sort of in love with your sunglasses…where are they from?

  4. Alexa
    July 2, 2012 / 2:20 pm

    Ah I am so jealous this looks like SO much fun!

  5. Ashley @ Places To Go, Things To Buy
    July 2, 2012 / 2:22 pm

    Looks like so much fun! I've never been tubing before. What happens when you gotta pee from all the beer you drink? Haha this is where my mind wanders. Do you just let it go in the water? πŸ˜›

  6. Kristin
    July 2, 2012 / 2:27 pm

    Looks like fun! I'm going to have to try one of those Lime-a-Ritas!

  7. Tamara @ T {times} Three
    July 2, 2012 / 2:36 pm

    What a wonderful way to beat the heat!!

  8. Mel (Northern Lights)
    July 2, 2012 / 2:48 pm

    UMMM – we need that double tube with a cooler… then we won't have to pay for tubes!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!! Can we go again this summeR??!

  9. Dee Stephens
    July 2, 2012 / 2:57 pm

    We tried to find a campground next to a place where we could tube but everything was BOOKED!This looks like fun. Totally bookmarking

  10. B
    July 2, 2012 / 3:16 pm

    Looks like such a fun time!! I think I am going to have to try that Lime-a-Rita too!

  11. megan
    July 2, 2012 / 3:17 pm

    Floating is so much fun! I do get a little creeped out and don't let my feet hang in the water though. πŸ™‚

  12. Sarah O
    July 2, 2012 / 3:21 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I'm definitely adding it to my summer "must do" list.

  13. Annabelle
    July 2, 2012 / 3:34 pm

    River tubing is so much fun! I haven't done this in a few years! I might have to this year! Looks like ya'll had a great time!

  14. Ashley
    July 2, 2012 / 3:54 pm

    I definitely want to do this when the Fiance and I come to NC in the summer time. It looks like so much fun! The Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas are my new favorite summer beverage!

  15. Sarah Elizabeth
    July 2, 2012 / 5:43 pm

    how have I never heard about this?!!?!?! that looks like soooo much fun!!! I'm gonna have to talk the boy into going!! too funny that y'all put the cooler in a tub..such a good idea ha

  16. Megan@TwoDelighted
    July 2, 2012 / 9:26 pm

    So fun! This looks awesome! Looks like a perfect way to spend a day.

  17. Jordan Cole
    July 2, 2012 / 10:13 pm

    A bunch of people at work did this the other weekend! SO MUCH FUN!!!! The PERFECT summer weekend event!

  18. Katie
    July 2, 2012 / 10:44 pm

    so fun! i've heard of this place, and its been ages since I've been tubing- I might have to plan a day for it!

  19. Courtney B
    July 3, 2012 / 12:30 am

    Oh my gosh… this sounds like the BEST time ever!! Hubs and I need to plan something like this with our friends!

  20. Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog)
    July 3, 2012 / 1:58 am

    I love the fact that the cooler went down in a toddler tube. Great times.

  21. Shannon Vaughn
    July 3, 2012 / 2:02 am

    My fiancΓ© and I are headed up to Saluda for the fourth! Found this place online and was a little sceptical of the "no alcoholic beverages" section on the website! I must know how did you sneak in your lime-a-ritas??? Did they just allow you to bring your cooler??

  22. Carolina Charm
    July 3, 2012 / 2:26 am

    Shannon, email me and I will fill you in on all the deets!

  23. Laura @ Our Life in the Queen City
    July 3, 2012 / 1:23 pm

    this sounds like a BLAST! we used to go tubing in college all the time!

  24. Colleen
    July 3, 2012 / 5:15 pm

    How fun does this look??? What a great idea!

  25. Lindsey @ be pretty
    July 6, 2012 / 11:12 am

    Ahhhhh for serz??? SO MUCH FUN!!! Totally jeally of this, I wanna go!

  26. Jill @ ACharmedLife
    July 10, 2012 / 2:29 pm

    omgggg this looks amazing!!!!! too much fun- seriously πŸ™‚ nothing better than floating with a budlight πŸ˜‰ glad you enjoyed, xxo!

  27. Luci
    July 15, 2012 / 8:57 pm

    Wow, small world!! My friends and I have been going here every summer since senior year in high school. I love this place, it's a cheap way to have an amazing day floating down the river. Glad to see others enjoying it!!

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