It's summer time and there's nothing better than spending a day floating with your friends.

Here's 12 Wisconsin rivers you need to check out and put on your "must tube" this summer list.

Only In Your State shares that there are 12 lazy rivers that you need to plop your tube in and spend the time enjoying with your friends.

That's sounds pretty good to me.

Here they are in no particular order:

  • Apple River in New Richmond is in the Northwest corner of Wisconsin almost close to Minnesota.
  • Wolf River in White Lake (Part 1). This is the first part of the river that's great for tubing. It's quick moving water, so no lazy floating, yet the water is crystal clear and it's surrounded by spectacular scenery.
  • Wolf River in Kenesha (Part 2). This river is stated as being better for beginners due to the calmer waters.
  • Red Cedar River near Chetek. this River is a little North of Eau Claire is wide and perfect for lazy floating.
  • Crystal River in Waupaca. This is another great river for beginners to tubing. It takes about an hour, so you can spend the day floating in it over and over or just do it one time and come back another day.
  • Grant River in Potsi. This river experience is closer to the Iowa border as it's in the southwest corner of the state. This is one of the more scenic routes featuring rock ledges and bluffs.
  • Manitowish River in Manitowish Waters. This is the place that you're more likely to spot Eagles flying over head and you glide across the water or loons in the waters along with other wildlife.
  • Nemakegon River in Trego. This tubing trip is abut 3 hours and is part of the beautiful St. Croix National Scenic Waterway.
  • Lower Black River at Black River Falls. This river has been said to be a "hidden gem" that's tucked away between Eau claire and Baraboo. It's often not crowded and has sand bars where you and your friends can stop off and have some lunch or snacks during your tube trip.
  • Peshtigo River in Crivitz. This river has some rapids but below it there's a great mellow spot to float in your tube.
  • Wisconsin River at Wisconsin Dells. Well of course there'd be a place to tube in Dells. Right? Tubing this river you'll find a lot of islands and sand bars.
  • Sugar River in Brodhead. This is the closet river to Illinois and is right between Madison and Milwaukee, perfect for planning a day of tubing with your family and friends.

Wow! There are so many great options to choose from. Many of the rivers and places I had no idea about.

Let's see there's 92 days of summer, I guess my friends and I better get to planning these tubing trips soon. They all sound so fantastic, I don't know where to start first.

Happy tubing.