Fun River Activities for the Family

Nebraska may be landlocked, but that doesn’t mean we miss out on any fun water activities. Instead of oceans, we have almost 80,000 miles of rivers and plenty of fun activities to utilize every mile of them. So grab your friends, a refreshing drink, and something that floats and experience Nebraska’s natural waterparks!

Broken Arrow Tanking


Experience the river like a true Nebraskan, from a livestock tank. One of the unique ways of fun Nebraskans have created. Instead of using a tube or raft to float down a river, try a livestock tanks. With the ability to hold a group of friends, coolers, games, and more it is sure to be a day of fun!

Check out some of these tanking locations!

Broken Arrow Wilderness, Fullerton

Tank down the Elkhorn, Elkhorn

Crazy Rayz Tanking, Ericson

Find a tanking location near you

Kayaking Lisco


If you prefer action over relaxing, try your hand at kayaking. A fun way to enjoy the scenery from a new point of view while getting your paddle on. With rivers ranging from calm to challenging there are options for every level of adventurer.

Check out some of these kayaking locations!

North Fork Outfitting LLC, Norfolk

Rocky Ford Camp and Outfitters LLC, Valentine

Sandhill River Trips, Thedford

Niobrara Tubing


A classic river activity, tubing is a way to create memories for the whole family. Dip your feet in the water and relax as you float and appreciate the views Nebraska has to offer on the ultimate lazy rivers. Rope in some friends and check out a river near you!

Check out some of these tubing locations!

Little Outlaw Canoe, Tube & Kayak Rentals, Valentine

Dusty Trail Outdoor and Water Activities, North Platte

Platte River Rentals LLC, Louisville