Price Info

River Tubing
 $50 per person
$40 for youth (age 7-17)

 

River Tubing (groups of 10 or more)
$45 per person

 

Transportation only (bring your own equipment)
$30 per person

 

Equipment rental only (no transportation)
$20 per tube with a $20 deposit
($20 deposit for cooler tubes and life jackets)

 

Portage service for those with their own water craft needing portages for non standard locations please contact us for a quote.

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We accept MC Visa AMEX and cash (preferred)

Make your reservation now (call/text 413-282-7678)
​with your name, phone number, group size, and date.
Reservations are free to make and are available same day!

 

Trip Info

Packing list: cooler w/snacks & drinks, sunscreen, & river shoes!

Float - ​Bardwell's Ferry to Stillwater
(3.4 miles with 4 mild rapids, no houses, few people)

Here's how it works -

You make a reservation.
On the day of your reservation, please show up 10-20 minutes early (30 minutes early for large groups) so we can check you in.*
You pack your picnic.
We transport you up to the put in point.
We provide inner tubes and life jackets.
You get on the river.
We pick you and your equipment up at the end.
We return you to you car. 

*If you will be more than 15 minutes late for your reservation time, please contact us, we will try to fit you in.  You may have to wait for other groups with reservations to go first.

Please read so that you understand what working with us  is all about. 

The attractions and speed of the river change depending on weather and seasonal factors.  

All times are approximate.
 

Other Information - we provide this to help you make your tubing decision. 

Typically, TransCanada releases have minimal affect on the water level from Bardwell's Ferry to Stillwater.  
You can check Waterline or call 1-800-452-1737 and enter 255126 to find out how the water is flowing on any given day in the Charlemont area. Low water flows there can be used as a time guide for Bardwell's Ferry to Stillwater. Dam releases do not affect this part of the river. 
700 CFS = 2 - 3.5 hours
350 CFS = 3.5 - 5 hours
300 CFS = 3.5 - 6 hours

If the river is running 320 CFS or lower, some walking may be required through the shallow points.
Subject to change: There are many places to picnic and swim. During the early part of the season there are several waterfalls along the way.  
There are 4 class 1 rapids (light chop) and areas of slower moving water. When the river is running at 320 CFS  or less there is a 100 foot long shallow stretch between the 2nd and 3rd rapids. Some people can make it through on a tube, others choose to walk. River shoes are suggested. 
 

We strongly encourage you and your friends to be safe on the river, including knowing how to swim, the use of personal flotation devices by children and weak swimmers, sunscreen, picnics, drinking water, river shoes or sandals, dry bags/double Ziplocks, and sensible decision making. 

The Deerfield River is a pristine and precious local treasure and is support to myriad species including eagles, pileated woodpeckers, bears, moose, frogs, fish and so forth. Please help us keep the ecosystem in balance. Tread lightly, leave only footprints, take only memories. 

There is no development along this part of the river and mother nature has its way. Debris can float down stream, trees can fall in, coolers can tip over and cans, plastic, and bottles can get caught up in the river. Please pack-out what you packed-in.
In an effort to keep the river nice we will take all trash and recyclables that you bring us. 
For inquiries, Contact Us 
 
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