Overall, we had a good time, mostly due to the beautiful weather and good friends that joined us. We drove on over and had a nice time in the great outdoors. The river is wide and not too deep, so we felt very safe. The water was also pretty warm, so that was especially nice. It moved along in a leisurely drift for about 30 minutes then there is some rapids just past the get out spot. The rapids are great, but you will need to walk down the road to the picnic area/get-out spot for the bus to pick you up. I would have preferred a longer tubing experience with another shuttle further down the river. It just seemed like you were just starting to get settled in, then it was already time to get out. We didn't have to wait long for the shuttles to arrive, but if it wasn't full, we would just sit on the bus and wait. The drivers were polite, but not friendly. They seemed disinterested if folks were having a good time or not.
I wasn't surprised that we had to pay to park in a field, as all of the charges are listed on their website, so check there if you have any questions about fees. However, since we did have to pay to park, I did expect somebody to patrol or at least have the feeling of being secure. Also, I'm glad it didn't rain, because they just have a pegboard type key holder where you hang your keys and anybody could watch you then go steal you car while you are in the river. . I wonder how many electronic keys have gotten ruined in the rain, when a quick storm popped up?
I did see a porta-potty and that a shower was available if you needed it.
There was a train that came by during our visit and I loved the charm of that :)
The campers in the campground seemed happy and friendly.
The next day, we chose to visit Cascade Falls in Pembroke. I would highly recommend this attraction for a day in the outdoors.
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