Begins & Ends: It’s easy! We meet at the tent at West Electric Park (Countryman Dr., Plainfield IL; on the west side of the river) and then shuttle to Eaton Preserve for your beautiful trip down the Dupage River back to West Electric Park.
*Please use Google Maps for correct directions to West Electric Park*
or Click Here for Directions
Shuttle: All rentals include complimentary shuttle to the start point; float ends back near parking.
Trip Length: 2.5 - 4.5 Hours (Depending on river flow)
Trip Mileage: 3 Miles
Classification: Calm Water
Minimum Age: 5 (ages 5-14 need to be accompanied by an adult) Life jackets are available for your safety at no charge.
Tube Rental: $20 Tube Rental (1 person per tube)
3 sizes to choose from...please see the picture of cooler tubes on this page to help select a large enough size.
$10 Small cooler tube (holds a small, soft cooler or up to 12 16oz containers)
$15 Medium cooler tube (holds a 12-36 quart cooler)
$20 Large cooler tube (holds a 36-50 quart cooler)
Paddle: $5 per paddle
Note: Bringing your own tube/cooler tube/paddle is not allowed as we have no capacity to transport the items.
Booking: Click the Book Now! button to get started. Pick the date/time you want (anything greyed out is already fully booked), select the number of Tube Rentals that you need, and click "Add to cart". You then get the option to 'Add On Cooler Tubes and Paddles!'. Please make sure you select the same date/time for the Add Ons as you did for the Tube Rentals.
Cancellations: We tube rain or shine. There are no refunds except in the case where Plainfield River Tubing has to cancel your float due to weather/river conditions, in which case we will give you a full refund and ask that you re-book with us at your convenience.
If you are unable to make your float for any other reason, you have the option to transfer your reservation to family/friends. You must contact us at least 24 hours before your reservation to make the transfer.
Please check our Facebook page @PlainfieldRiverTubing for up-to-date info regarding cancellations, float conditions, company updates, etc.
No-Shows: There are no refunds if you do not show up for your reservation.
Check in: Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time to check in.
Waiver: It is MANDATORY that every customer signs the online waiver BEFORE arriving for check in. For your convenience, this can be done online at any time before your scheduled float. Details and a link for completing your waiver are included in your confirmation email. Simply forward the confirmation email to everyone in your group so they can click the link and complete their own waivers. Please note that a parent must fill out the waiver for any minor under 18 years old.
Additional Info: Wear your bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt and securely fitting shoes (like water shoes). You will get wet!
Make sure to bring beverages to stay hydrated, especially water.
Bring a cell phone in case of emergency.
Other items to consider bringing include:
-watertight storage bag for phone, keys, wallet, etc.
-waterproof speaker for your favorite music
-towel (to keep in car for after your float)
-change of clothes (to keep in car for after your float)
For your convenience, we have items for sale at check in including water, snacks, watertight storage bags, sunscreen and sunglass safety straps.
And don't forget...we are within walking distance to downtown Plainfield! So come and enjoy the many restaurants and bars either before or after your float!
Please click the Learn More button below for additional important FAQs about your float!
2021 Season Opening Day 5/28/21 thru 9/6/21
Float start times are Friday, Saturday & Sunday every half hour from 9:00am-2:00pm
Reservations are spaced with a maximum of 20 people per 1/2 hour. If your party includes more than 20 people, simply find two consecutive time slots with the required openings and make the reservations.
The last tube will be rented at 2:00pm. All tube rentals need to be back by 6:30pm.
- Tubing will be by online reservation only at www.plainfieldrivertubing.com
- Reservations are spaced with a maximum of 20 people per 1⁄2 hr
-Transportation vans will be sanitized between drop offs
- Tubes will be sanitized between uses
- Hand sanitizer will be available
- All employees will be wearing masks
- Masks will be required during van transport