Let's Go Tanking
January 14, 2020 11:48am CST
Floating down a lazy river in a huge tank that is meant to hold water for livestock sounds like a lot of fun to me. "Tanking" is like having a floating picnic with family and friends. The US state of Nebraska seems to be the go-to state in which to enjoy "tanking," however, "tanking" can be done on any river that is a rather shallow one and has a sandy bottom, and is a slow-moving one. I mean, how nice it would be to just float down a calm-as-can-be river while enjoying the scenery, eating good food, chatting with friends or family, drinking favorite beverages, and being warmed by the sun at the same time. Some touring companies will provide everything you will need to go "tanking," but if you have a big watering tank meant for livestock, you will also need the following: 1. life jackets 2. poles or paddles 3. chairs or benches on which to sit, if desired 4. a cooler to hold food and drink 5. a river that is shallow, has a sandy bottom, and a current that is slow and easy Photo: onpasture
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• Gainesville, Florida
Floating down a lazy river is an amazingly fun thing to do! We have several of those types of rivers right around where I live. I've mostly been tubing down them, but occasionally will kayak those rivers as well. I've seen people in big giant party rafts, but haven't seen any tanks yet. I'm sure it's all a matter of time before they appear! Looks like total fun!
• Gainesville, Florida
@Corbin5 Depending on where people access our rivers and springs, they may have to pay as well, either an entry fee to a local, county or state park, or as a fee to rent a tube or canoe/kayak But there are also plenty of places to access the rivers or springs without having to pay. It just depends on where people go. I went canoeing this weekend on a creek, it started at a federally managed spring, so we paid an entry fee into the park, then paid again to rent a canoe. It was well worth it though, as it was a 7-mile canoe trip through federally protected wilderness untouched by man. It was pretty treacherous, as there were lots of low-lying trees and fallen trees across the creek throughout the entire 7-mile run. It took us 4 hours to finish the trip, but it was extremely fun!