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River Rage Tubing, Townsend

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  • This was a very bad experience or us. I wish I had looked on here before going, This place has no age limit, but they put you in at a spot in the river that adults have a hard time getting through. An...  more »
  • This was our first experience tubing and not a great one. Staff dropped us off with vague wave toward a steep bank that was the put-in. We were unprepared for the current and yelling frantically as a ...  more »
  • So after reading all the reviews I felt the urge to write about our experience this past summer. We thought how fun a relaxing day on the river with our kids 5 years old at the time, 16yr, & 24yr. We ...  more »
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  • I have always been happy using this company. Their prices are fair and have always done as expected, rented tubes and driven us to the park line to get in. I have to take a moment to point out the bad reviews. First, John Pontiff did a great job with his review. People, this is a tube rental company, they are not river guides! It is up to you to check the river and make an educated decision if it is something you are capable of doing.
  • This is a place with so very much potential! They have a wonderful take out spot on the river with a nice ledge and nice walk way up. They offer the longest ride as their take out point is well beyond all of the others. They also have a wonderful price and a great, reasonably-priced restaurant, as well as a go-kart track all in the same property. The management, however, is very poor. I was taking a group of teachers (11 people) to tube and ride the go-karts. I wanted to ask a few questions about payment and called about ten times over a period of three weeks, each time leaving a message for the manager, sometimes on a machine and sometimes with an employee. He never called me back, but I did eventually get lucky and find him in the office. We arrived at 10:00. There were three young men there who said they didn't know why the office wasn't opened yet. The manager walked down from the restaurant about 10:08 and opened it We were waiting and a party of three were waiting. We quickly filled out our forms, paid and had a really nice trip down the river. We changed in our vehicle as the bathrooms and changing rooms were in dire need of cleaning and had a terrible odor. We had a delicious and very reasonably priced lunch at the adjacent restaurant and had a blast on the go-karts. What I just don't understand is how little effort went into the customer experience. The restaurant, which we loved, has a beautiful deck overlooking the river. Just so many cobwebs and dead plants growing on the screens--no pride in that area. There is a swing where you could sit and look at the river, but it is breaking apart and in terrible need of repair. The go-karts were so filthy that we had to wipe them down before getting into them and the young man managing the go-kart area was literally sitting on a chair doing nothing for the entire time we ate....at least 45 minutes. A damp rag would have worked wonders on those go-karts. There are weeds all around the track...an employee who has nothing to do could go around during down times and clean the area. There is a sign that has broken in the center of the track and no one has bothered to move it or throw it out. Just no management--you don't necessarily expect 18 year old kids to show the initiative to clean something like that, but an adult manager telling them to do it....I think the thing that threw me most was the amount of trash in the parking area we were asked to use. We were asked to park in a grassy area--that's no problem. You could tell many folks had come in from the river and changed near or in their vehicles (as we did) to avoid the gross "dressing" rooms. There were shoes, underwear, cups, just all kinds of trash all around the area and a young man literally sitting in a chair with a water bottle doing absolutely nothing for several hours! If he's sitting there doing absolutely nothing, being paid, couldn't he have a trash bag and keep the area clean as people came and went? Couldn't they put a nice big trash can out there? Also, the extent of their safety talk was the driver telling us as we drove down to the put in spot to keep our feet facing down river. Because I have tubed a lot, I told the rest of our group what to do. There was no required or documented safety discussion. I think the thing that frustrates me the most is that they have such a nice piece of property and a lack of effort and an overwhelming apathy from the "manager" is all that's wrong here. I do not hold them accountable for people being injured--it's a river--they have no control over people getting banged up--but anyone should know to pick up trash, wipe down dirty go-karts, clean cobwebs off screens and pluck a few weeds and not to expect people to change in something that smells that badly. I hope the owners will put in a manager who actually manages and requires employees to clean up around them as they have an absolute gold mine here! We would definitely be back!
  • MAKE SURE TO READ THE WAVIER! Went with a couple friends and my boyfriend and him and I almost drowned because we got flipped off our tubes. Mind you, I have been a competition swimmer all my life and I literally had never been so scared in my whole entire life of drowning. There are huge rocks, they are some that are very sharp and others that are slippery. I have bruises and cuts all over my body. I was so sore for the rest of our trip and so was my boyfriend, who began limping a couple hours later. We only made it maybe 1/2 down river and had to get out because of the unsafe conditions. Our friends were beat up as well and I will never go back ever again.
  • We love tubing and other outdoor adventures, so we were up for tubing a new river when we found this place. The price is right. They take you to the edge of the park and drop you off. You float back. I was actually expecting a gentle float, but it had much more rapids than I thought. If fact, I actually got hurt. My legs were cut and bleeding. I completely understand that this is a possibility on any river and knew that going in. Not mad. They even had a sign posted at the check in place saying that. Heres the thing that keeps me from giving a higher rating. When I get back and Im bleeding, I ask if they had a fist aid kit. They did not. No...you read that right...NO first aid kit. Ive got blood running down my leg. I just wanted some cleanser and bandaids. How in the world could they not have that??? They have a sign warning people that they could get "cut and scrapes" so obviously they know it happens. Seems to reason that you would have some bandaids or something. Wow.
  • Most ghetto place. Don't waste your money. Bathrooms horrible, busses are older than the original Scooby Doo movie. Go to River rat

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