Summertime is the best time of the year to connect and make memories with your family. Due to the warm-to-hot weather, it’s important to do things that keep you cool. One of the best ways to cool do on a scorching hot day is to go swimming or enjoy some other fun water activities. Following is a list of water activities that you can enjoy this summer when you want to beat the heat and have a leisurely or exciting time with your family and friends.
Water Activities For The Whole Family
Paddleboarding is a fun lake sport that can be enjoyed individually or with a passenger. It can take some time to get the hang of paddling and standing up, but it is certainly worth it once you can master paddling sitting down or standing up. Paddleboarding is a great activity if you would like to get out on the water, but would prefer not to get wet- unless you flip the board! But even in the event of falling off the board, it is fun and refreshing.
River rafting is a favorite water activity of those who enjoy the outdoors and quality family time. Many people can go on a river rafting trip at once, because, depending on the size, rafts can accommodate up to 15 people at a time. River rafting offers a fun, exciting activity for riders. Most of the time, you should prepare to get wet and get tossed around a bit if you are going to go river rafting. River rafting is generally more of a thrill seeker’s activity.
Cliff jumping is another water activity that adrenaline junkies will enjoy most. Look online to find cliff jumping spots in your area. Make sure to scout out the spot before taking your family there, including checking how high the cliff is, if it is a frequently jumped spot, how high the water level is, and if there are large outcroppings of rocks to avoid. Also, be extra careful to wear life jackets when jumping.
You don’t have to get into the water to cool off this summer! Fishing is one of the most versatile and relaxing water activities that you can enjoy. You can fish in rivers, lakes, ponds, and small creeks. There are also a wide variety of different types of fishing to enjoy, including fly fishing and worm fishing. It can be so rewarding to watch your child get excited as they reel in their first fish. If you don’t have a fishing rod, you can always rent one. You will also require a fishing license which can last for three days up to a year and are relatively inexpensive.
Tubing is another super fun activity to do with your family. There is nothing more relaxing than floating down a river and beholding the picturesque riverbed and surrounding natural beauty. You can ride a personal tube down the river or buddy up with some friends or family on a multi-person tube. Tubing is safe and fun, as riders are required to wear life jackets
Want To Go Tubing?
If you are interested in going river rafting this summer, consider reaching out to us at Portneuf Rapids. We are conveniently located on the way to Yellowstone National Park and offer premium tubing equipment. If you are planning on going on a trip to Yellowstone or will be in the Lava Hot Springs area this summer, make sure to give us a call to plan your next tubing adventure. Reach out to us today for more information.
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