What is Tanking?
Tanking all starts with a stock tank, a river, and a group of people that want to float down the river… in a stock tank. Tanks are capable of holding 3 to 8 people and have benches with the added bonus of having room for a cooler.
Tanking is a perfect way to spend a relaxing day on the water. You are able to float in shallow water, and roll off of obstruction such as downed trees. You don’t have to paddle or pole too much, except at times to push off of sandbars, stumps or weedy banks. The tanks also travel slower than canoes and kayaks, so you have more time to take in the view and relax.
All and all, tanking is an awesome dry water adventure that anyone from the age of 4 to 94 can take part in.
Where do we tank at?
At Dusty Trails you’ll float down the slow-moving North Platte River from the comfort of a buoyant livestock watering tank.
How long do we tank for?
River trips are dependent upon the water level. If the water level is good, The North Platte trip is about 2 miles and begins at the campground at Buffalo Bill's Scouts Rest Ranch and ends at Cody Park. This trip takes anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours. These trips are offered Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 9am, Noon, and 4pm. Times are when we will pick you up at Cody Park.
If the water level in North Platte is low, we offer a 10am trip floating the North Platte River from Paxton. This trip is about a 4 hour float. This trip is offered Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10am. Meet us at our Dusty Trails location to begin your river adventure.
Appointments can be made for any day during the week with a minimum of 24 hours notice.
Will you have a shuttle for drop off and pick up?
Yes, we will pick you up at stopping point for the float and bring you to Dusty Trails. We will take you to the river and make sure you get in the tanks and on your way safely. When you finish your trip, just pull the tank up onto land, get in your vehicle, and go. We will handle the rest.
There is a minimum charge of $100 for a tank rental.
The North Platte trip is $25 for ages 16 and older, $15 for ages 15 and under.
The Paxton trip is $35 for ages 16 and older, $25 for ages 15 and under.
How do I book my tanking trip?
We ask you to call us 308-530-0048 to book your tanking trip.
Other times and days are available for parties of 10 or more.