Hearing the name River Styx may conjure up images of Greek deities and souls being ferried to the underworld, but you can find a real-life Styx River in The Heart of Dixie. This river, however, is much more low-key and relaxing than its mythological counterpart. You can meander to this natural lazy river and float downstream for hours, and even splash over some wild rapids! You'll definitely want to add this Alabama river to your summer bucket list!

If you’re already planning the perfect getaway on this natural lazy river, Styx River Tube & Canoe Rental needs to be your first stop.

They take care of all the finer details of your trip, like transportation, getting the floats ready, and pick up and drop off from the starting and ending locations, so all you have to worry about is your relaxing float downstream.

You'll launch from the private land owned by the Styx River Rental company, and tubers can expect to be floating in uninterrupted bliss for a good 3 to 4 hours. The entire trip is about 4 miles long.

The company even lets you rent an additional tube to fit a cooler to take on your trip — so get ready to pack the Capri Suns and sip as you don your cutest suit.

There are also natural rapids that occur on the trail, and while they’re tons of fun to splash over, you can bypass them by taking a short trail to the right of the river.

Adult tubes are $20 for the day; canoes are between $50 and $70 and kayaks will run you between $30 and $40 depending on which trip length you choose.

Floaters, kayakers, and canoers should end their trips no later than an hour before sunset, and make sure to clean up trash to keep the waterways beautiful. Happy floating!

Styx River Tube & Canoe Rental

Price: $20 for tubes, $50 - $70 for canoes, $30 - $40 for kayaks

Address: 25625 Water Rapids Rd., Robertsdale, AL

Why You Need To Go: Float for hours of bliss on this natural Alabama lazy river!


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