Cooler Tube to Tow Your Coolers

Now you can “chill” while floating down the river worry-free by towing a cooler tube that will secure your items wherever you go. Starting at $10, this high-quality river tube has inflated interior dimensions to fit coolers up to 48 quarts. It’s the perfect cart for coolers that have average outer dimensions of 25.5″ x 14″ x 14.125″

A cooler tube is designed to tow behind you to free up space, and eliminate any item from rolling around your feet inside your raft, kayak or tube.

Monday to

$ 10
  • Holds a cooler up to 48 quarts

Weekends & Holidays

$ 15
  • Holds a cooler up to 48 quarts

When Should You Use a Cooler Tube?

As mentioned, a cooler tube is a great way to tow along your food, drinks, toys and essentials while having fun at the river. This way, you don’t need to go back to the store to get what you need. Put your drinks and snacks in this cooler tube and tow it along any river condition. You can really enjoy your experience and the surrounding beauty while floating the Illinois River in Tahlequah.


Riverbend rafts are a favorite among our clients. 4-6 people can ride the raft at the same time and you can even take your dog along with you! You can have either a short or a long trip. A short float trip starts at $80 and the long trip starts at $100.


Kayaks are a great way to get around the river. You can use single kayaks or tandem kayaks. You can rent long float or short float. Each duration will have varying departure times so make sure you arrive early!

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Reminders When Riding a Raft or a Kayak

For the safety of each person in your group, we provide the following recommendations, which everyone on the river can accept as par for the course.

Wear Appropriate Footwear

Riverbeds tend to be rocky, so you should wear good footwear. That’s why wearing water shoes or tennis shoes is a must. We don’t recommend flip-flops because they tend to slip off and the rocks may cut your feet when going in and out of the water.

Sun Protection

Always apply sunscreen. As you go along, keep applying so that you can avoid sunburn. You will also want to wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses for extra protection.

Leave Unnecessary Electronics Behind

Water and electronic devices do not mix. So, bring your smartphone and accessories if its only absolutely necessary. Seal them in a waterproof container or even inside your coolers. Our management services will be happy to help you.


Bring a water bottle and drinks in your cooler tube. You can also visit our shop to see what we have in stock.

You can carry these in your cooler tube. It is a easy way to store your items properly while enjoying the many great features of the river.

people floating using inner tubes

A Unique Experience For You and Your Family at Riverbend Floats

Discover amazing sights at the heart of the finest float and recreation area of the Oklahoma Ozarks. Our area is easy to find, and features a view anyone will fall in love with. Our customers and authorities rated us to be the number one outfitter in Tahlequah, OK.

You can check with our staff and crew for floating options, life jackets or anything you need. We have sturdy river tubes, rafts, and kayaks. You can also choose to tow along a cooler tube for a convenient way to carry your essentials, food, and drinks. We limit all boats with a one 50-quart ice chest or smaller.

Additionally, why not checkout gift cards from our online shop before visiting us? You can use them to rent a river tube, kayak, or to purchase from our shop.

Details for Late Fees and Additional Information

Please land all boats including cooler tubes, no later than 7 p.m. Any boats returning between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. will incur a $50.00 late fee. Boats that arrive later than 8 p.m. will be charged a $100.00 late fee. Please have a watch or any time-keeping device as you go along.

Have a great time the scenic Illinois River with us!

Quick Details
Duration: 8 Hours
Ages: 6+
Check in Procedures
  1. Park at the office
  2. Check-in at the desk
  3. Proceed down the hill to float parking
  4. Unload your cooler and gear
  5. Wait at the bus stop for your ride to the launch site
  6. You will finish your float at our landing which is adjacent to the float parking lot
*Do not unload your gear at the office. Wait to unload at float parking

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