Float Troy: One-of-a-Kind Floating Tent Experience

Do your kiddos wake up every day looking for an adventure? Connect them with nature and excitement overnight on a floating tent in Troy, Ohio!

One of its kind, you won’t find floating tents anywhere in the United States other than the Great Miami River! Shoal tents are inflatable, floating rafts with a tent topper, manufactured right in Troy.

Reserve your floating tent here!

Tent Rental fee per night is $95. Your overnight rental includes:

*the floating tent
*raft or kayak
*life vests

Bring your own kayaks or use theirs, this stretch of the Great Miami is calm and perfect for a relaxing paddle around Troy’s beautiful parks.

A little nervous? The river levels are extremely shallow, only 2.5 feet deep surrounding the tents.  Each tent is tethered and anchored several times, you’re not going anywhere.

For a one night excursion, keep your packing light. Grab a few garbage bags to keep your personal items dry like sleeping bags, pillow, flashlight, glow sticks and snacks. Tip: grab a few shelf stable cold brew coffees for mom/dad/grandparents in the morning.

Floating fire pits are first come first serve and really elevate your experience! Avoid a challenging start by bringing along a clean burning 4 hour fire log. Don’t forget your lighter at home!


The security at Float Troy on Treasure Island is tremendous with 7 cameras and an on-call assistant available 24 hours. The surrounding areas are well lit until around 10pm, when the light house is the only light that continues to shine. Bathroom facilities are available nearby overnight.

If you’re up for a very mild but relaxing challenge, Float Troy is the place to be! On warm days, the kiddos can swim around the rocky bottom river or stay dry on the bike trail. Expect to get a teeny tiny bit wet while transferring items.

Troy is home to a charming downtown area, the locals suggest K’s Hamburger Shop for dinner AND breakfast! Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop is a fun stop for the entire family with $5 candy buffet boxes!!

Explore the area then relax by your floating fire, Float Troy has created an enjoyable venue to fuel your adventurous side!

2024 Float Troy Dates:

Check in between 4-6p, check out 10a.

  • *June 14-16, 20-30
  • *July 1-7, 26-31
  • *August 1-11, 30-31
  • *September 1-2, 6-7

Float Troy FAQs

How many guests does each tent hold?

Tents hold a maximum of 4 people. Maximum occupancy noncompliance will result in eviction.  There must be a least one person 18 and older actually staying in each tent reserved.

How do we get to and from our tent?

A watercraft (single kayak, two person kayak or raft) is provided with the tent rental and can be used to transport people and gear to the tent.

Are restrooms available?

Restrooms are available onshore at Treasure Island Park.  There are no showers at the camp site.

Is there someone onsite if we need assistance?

No; however, campers are provided the onsite coordinator’s contact info if you should have any concerns.

What should I bring?

We tell customers to bring sunscreen, plenty of water, a water- tight bag for phone/keys and a trash bag to ensure nothing leaves your boat/tent and goes into the beautiful river. Feel free to bring meals and snacks.  We also suggest bug spray and flash lights.

What should I wear?

For your stay on the river you should wear clothes that you do not mind getting muddy or wet.  Gym shoes, water shoes or sandals make for good footwear; flip flops tend to float downstream.  Please plan to get wet during your stay.

Can I bring a cooler?

You may bring coolers on the river as our Ohio summers can be hot and humid. No Styrofoam coolers permitted. Alcohol is NOT permitted.

Are there grills or fire pits available for use?

We have two grills located next to the shelter for you to use. Please bring charcoal if you plan to grill out.

Sites are booking quickly with some dates already sold out! Grab your floating tent here. 

Treasure Island Park is located at 409 N Elm St, Troy, OH 45373.

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