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Green River Cove Tubing

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Address: 5200 Green River Cove Road, Saluda, NC 28773
Phone Number: 828-749-3781
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great tubing Fun !

There are two difference experiences here: When the dam is open the higher run is also open with more rapidly moving water it is a two hour run back down to your car area, if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TheMcDowellFamily
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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two difference experiences here: When the dam is open the higher run is also open with more rapidly moving water it is a two hour run back down to your car area, if you love the water, like I do, go for the four hour run. On the 4 hour run (only when the dam is open can... More 

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Thank TheMcDowellFamily
Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me get this out of the way first, all the negative reviews were written by people who either have little to no experience on the river or blame the tubing company for their actions. I kayak here frequently, it's an easy river. The rapids are not too fast and most people are friendly. Green River Cove is one of... More 

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Thank jedmin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids (ages 9 & 11) and I have tubed twice with this company. We've tubed both the upper and the lower sections of this river and have thoroughly enjoyed both. Because this river is tubed/rafted on a dam release schedule, the water levels vary somewhat and the current is pretty strong. This is NOT a lazy river, but it... More 

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Thank Diana B
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been tubing the Green River with this company for 3 years, and I have no complaints. This is NOT a lazy river, as there are several stretches of rapids which can be tricky on a tube. The lower half of the river is rougher in my opinion. The water is released from Lake Summit, and is cool, but it... More 

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Thank cathleen c
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I will start with the positives : staff was extremely friendly, as were other tubers. Bathrooms were clean, and the scenery was beautiful. Now on to the negatives. My husband and I decided to take our first tubing trip without our kids to see how it would go and to have a day date. We chose the 2 hour trip... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I have tubed with Green River Cove Tubing several times. It is a great way to spend a hot day in the summer as the water is always quite cool. The rapids are not overly rough, but I would not put a small child on a tube as others have done and then complained about. There are trees that you... More 

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Clover, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Very fast rapids. My son was almost sent down them without his tube, due to hitting a rock. I don't even want to think how he would have ended up after going down those Rapids that fast without a tube! Thankfully we all survived! My husband has a smashed head where he hit it on a rock from going down... More 

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Thank ShannonMenard
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Took the entire family. Party of nine. We had an awesome time. It was fun going down the river. At the drop off, there is a small set of rapids where you can walk up and go in. Huge amount of fun and we all want to return next summer. Nice folks, good prices!

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I wanted to try tubing with friends to see if it would be a good activity for me to do with my daughters. We decided on Green River Cove because it said the rapids weren't too rough. That is a true statement. I think I could take my 13 and 10 year old to do this. However, there are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Good for a hot summer day cheap adventure. About an hour drive from upstate South Carolina. Simple to get there, you pay, they hold your keys for you, and they drive you up the mountain in a bus and drop you off. Very simple and relaxing. You can also get a mini tube that has a solid bottom if you... More 

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