Apple River Somerset Reviews
Summer fun on the river Aug 15, 2011
Tubing and camping on the Apple River is a great way to spend a summer weekend. There are several campgrounds along the river, all with jumping off points for tubing. Once you rent your tube it's about a 2 1/2 to 3 hour float down the river. Its very scenic and can be very relaxing as well. I would bring some rope (or buy some at the camp ground) to tie your parties tubes together. There are some small rapids towards the end of the river which is really fun, however anything you are holding onto to try and keep dry will probably get wet at this point. Lots of people lose their keys on the river each year so it may be a good idea to bring a carabiner or something with which to secure them to you. Once you get off the river there is a bus that will bring you back up to the top of the river.
While camping and tubing are fun, they are really just secondary activities to drinking and partying. I would not recommend the Apple River to families with children for that reason. That being said, as a non-drinker I still had a blast! The partying goes on late into the night at the campground and then continues on the river during the day as people even rent tubes to put their coolers on.
Apple River Hideaway, where I stayed, is one of the more basic campgrounds but still relatively expensive for what it is. To stay Friday and Saturday nights you pay $20 per person per night and the rest of the week is $10 per person per night. There is an additional $10 charge per car you bring in. Tube rentals are $15 per tube unless you stay at least 2 nights, then a tubing pass is included in the deal. Firewood is $10 for 2 small bundles and you are not allowed to bring your own onto the campgrounds. They are open Memorial weekend through Labor day.
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