While many bring their own tubes, there are numerous suppliers that offer guided tubing adventures on the James River.
A leisurely trip is a put-in at Huguenot Flatwater and take-out at Reedy Creek. It is mostly flatwater with the added excitement of a few small rapids towards the end. Pony Pasture to Reedy Creek is somewhat shorter, at 3.5 miles.
Always float with a group, and follow all Park Safety tips and rules.
It is recommended that you wear personal flotation devices while boating, fishing or rock-hopping when water levels reach five feet or more. When kayaking or canoeing it is required that you wear a personal floatation device no matter the water level.
The river bottom is uneven, so it’s still possible to get in over your head even when the river level is low. Wear close-toed shoes when in the water, and if swept up by a rapid, float feet first to protect your head until you can swim free.