KY for KY’s Second Annual Totally Tubular Tube-a-Thon is On!
Bring A Life Jacket, Y’all!
We were notified by Fish and Wildlife and they have told us that a tube is a vessel and is required to have a personal flotation device on board. If you have a life jacket, please bring it tomorrow. We are doing our best to have as many life jackets on hand as possible. We apologize for the short-notice and any inconvenience this new information may cause!
Hey Kentucky, we had a blast tubing with y’all last summer on the scenic Elkhorn Creek during Kentucky for Kentucky’s first annual Totally Tubular Tube-a-Thon. And we can’t wait to do it again! We’ve set the date—June 10— to meet up at Still Waters Campground near Frankfort for a day of fun on the water. The campground is perfectly situated along a horseshoe bend in the creek, allowing for lap after lap of awesome tubing action along a beautiful, mellow section of the Elkhorn.
We’ll tube from 1 p.m. until dark, and also have food and drink available for purchase at the campground (bring your own adult beverages)—along with some kick-ass new Kentucky for Kentucky gear we’ve created exclusively for the event.
No tube? No problem! Choose the water access + tube option when you register to reserve your very own kick-ass Kentucky for Kentucky tube (yours to keep!) or choose the water-access only option and bring your own! You can also add on a Totally Tubular Tube-a-Thon tee shirt and/or limited edition poster designed by our friends at Cricket Press.
Simply choose from the options below to register for the event, sign the waiver at the end, and you’re all set! Don’t forget to bring any essentials you might need for the Totally Tubular Tube-a-Thon—a personal flotation device, sunscreen, towel, sunnies, drinking water, camping gear if you’re staying the night—and be prepared to have the time of your life! This recap of last year’s event should whet your appetite.
Come for the day. Stay for the night. Bring the whole family. It’s going to be epic!
Remember, you must pre-register by purchasing one of the packages below. Don’t miss out!
Thanks to our sponsors!
What and where is this thing?
Still Waters Campground
249 Strohmeier Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601
Google maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Still+Waters+Campgroundfirstname.lastname@example.org,-84.8523941,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xd746b43eef719d4a!8m2!3d38.3185136!4d-84.8523941
Check in starts at 1 p.m. but you can come any time from 1 p.m. to dark. Last tube, the Twilight Tube, will be at 7 p.m.
There will be signs for the Tube-a-Thon at the entrance and people there to assist with parking.
If you’re planning on camping, please respond to this email and let us know so we can get a count. There is a shower and bathrooms at the campground.
Still need to register or want to invite a friend? Go to kyforky.com/tubekentucky to sign up. You can also order your own Tube-a-Thon tube, tee shirt and a limited-edition event poster from our friends at Cricket Press. All participants must register in advance and sign a waiver before participating.
I ordered a tube / shirt / print when I registered, when will I get that?
All items ordered during registration — including tubes, shirts and prints — will be available when you check in at the campground. We’ll have your tube inflated and ready to go. We’re also happy to hold onto your shirt and print until after you’re finished on the water. The last day to reserve a tube is Thursday, June 8, at midnight.
What else should I bring?
Don’t forget to bring your own tube if you chose the water access only option when you registered. Also bring anything else you might need to have an awesome day on the water: sunscreen, shoes or sandals that can get wet, drinking water or other beverages, snacks, cash, dry clothes, chairs, a USCG approved life jacket is required for particpants age 18 and younger, sunglasses, hat, towel. We love pets, but please leave dogs at home.
Please pack anything out that you pack in. Let’s keep it clean!
Will there be anything to eat or drink?
Yes! We will have food trucks on-site with food and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. You can also bring your own snacks and drinks.
Can I bring adult libations?
Kentucky for Kentucky’s Totally Tubular Tube-a-Thon is an inclusive event for everyone, including families, and we encourage safety and good judgment at all times while on the water and in the campground. That said, feel free to bring your own alcoholic beverages to enjoy while in the campground if you’re of legal drinking age. We will not have any alcohol for sale.
What’s the water like?
Still Waters Campground is located in the middle of a horseshoe bend on the beautiful Elkhorn Creek. It’s an easy five-minute walk from the put-in site to the take-out point and you can tube as many times as you like. Put in and take out will be clearly marked. Our course is along a gentle two-mile stretch of the creek with no rapids. Kid friendly, but we encourage independent swimmers only on the creek.
Can I camp?
You bet! Still Waters is a beautiful campground with plenty of tent sites. Bring any camping gear you’ll need and stay the night. Camping is available at no additional charge. Please add a note to your order with an estimate of how many campers are in your group so we can plan accordingly.
What if the weather doesn’t cooperate?
In the event of unsafe weather, we’ll send an update announcement with information by 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10, via email and social media.
Are you looking for volunteers?
Yes! We are looking for volunteers to help with event set-up, during the event and with clean up afterward. Volunteers who complete a 3-hour shift will receive complimentary tubing access, a tube to keep, an event tee-shirt and poster, and a $25 gift card good for Kentucky for Kentucky gear. Interested? Message Justin@kyforky.com for more information.
Have a question we didn't answer?
Give Justin a holler at Justin@kyforky.com and he’ll be happy to help!