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    River Tubing around Des Moines - Where to go?

    Looking for some options for launching/ending for river tubing around Des Moines. Any suggestions?

    How about this weekend with the water levels?



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    Re: River Tubing around Des Moines - Where to go?

    Quote Originally Posted by CydLiner View Post
    Looking for some options for launching/ending for river tubing around Des Moines. Any suggestions?

    How about this weekend with the water levels?

    Not sure, but as high as the water is, and for as much "stuff" that will be flowing along with it - it doesn't sound like much fun.


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    Re: River Tubing around Des Moines - Where to go?

    You must have a death wish!


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    Re: River Tubing around Des Moines - Where to go?

    Wouldn't recommend it this weekend


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    Re: River Tubing around Des Moines - Where to go?

    I wouldnt recommend it, water levels are way to high and the current is way to fast. i would probably wait a few weeks



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    Re: River Tubing around Des Moines - Where to go?

    Probably don't want to do any tubing this weekend. All of the rivers are going to be exptremely high and moving fast. You'd be holding on for dear life and probably end up in a corn field someplace.


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    Re: River Tubing around Des Moines - Where to go?

    Eldora has Rock & Row tubing on the Iowa River. But I think they are closed this weekend due to the High water levels, so I would reccomend staying off the river.



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    Re: River Tubing around Des Moines - Where to go?

    Put in at Saylorville, wait a couple days and then go over the Emergency Spillway, down to Des Moines.

    Seriously, rivers are above flood stage, you don't tube right now unless your crazy.



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    Re: River Tubing around Des Moines - Where to go?

    There won't be any safe tubing around here for several weeks. Go to Apple River.



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    Re: River Tubing around Des Moines - Where to go?

    Squaw creek in ames. We are thinking of doing it this weekend. Usually its pretty low and we would get grounded alot, but with the water up (and not dangerously high) we shouldn't get grounded and will move along at a decent pace too.



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    Re: River Tubing around Des Moines - Where to go?

    http://www.sevenoaksrec.com/rivertube.html

    I was thinking of this as well. Some of the smaller rivers are already on the way down. I would reccomend calling ahead not matter where you go and check with the people that run the tubing rental etc. They will know whether or not the trip is safe (for the most part) or if water levels are too high.


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    Re: River Tubing around Des Moines - Where to go?

    Has anyone checked with Seven Oaks to see if they are planning on running?



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    Re: River Tubing around Des Moines - Where to go?

    Squaw Creek looks like it's on it's way down... USGS Real-Time Water Data for USGS 05470500 Squaw Creek at Ames, IA



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    Re: River Tubing around Des Moines - Where to go?

    Quote Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsCy View Post
    Not sure, but as high as the water is, and for as much "stuff" that will be flowing along with it - it doesn't sound like much fun.
    Over the Saylorville dam. That could be a rush.


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    Re: River Tubing around Des Moines - Where to go?

    Quote Originally Posted by CydLiner View Post
    Squaw Creek looks like it's on it's way down... USGS Real-Time Water Data for USGS 05470500 Squaw Creek at Ames, IA
    On the way down? Yes.

    Safe? I guess that is relative.



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