Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing
From top-notch Tubing to heart-pumping Whitewater Rafting, Smoky Mountain River Rat specializes in making lasting memories in the heart of the Smokies. Family owned and operated since 1995, our business is rooted in providing a positive experience for everyone.
Come float down the Little River in beautiful Townsend, TN at our Tubing Outpost. We offer two awesome tubing routes with a single wristband, which you can float as many times as you want during our operating hours on the day of your visit.
Our tubing routes include both the upper section and lower sections of the Little River. The lower section (Main Outpost A, ages 2+) is our family-friendly float and features relaxing rapids, scenic views, and even a rock jump! The lower section is ideal for those wanting to take it easy or first-timers to The Rat. The upper section (Outpost B, ages 6+) is what we like to call the “adventure float.” It features a scenic float with adrenaline-pumping rapids and cool, refreshing swimming holes.
Note: Age restrictions may apply due to high-water levels. Check with us for more information.
• High-quality tubes, complimentary life jackets for all ages, tube tether rentals, unlimited shuttle rides, dog-friendly tubes, changing rooms, car key kiosk, and lunch options at both outposts.
• Private Riverside Cabana Rentals, Tube/Whitewater Rafting combo package with River Rat Whitewater (Splash Pass)
River Rat Tubing is a quick 15 miles from Pigeon Forge, only 20 miles from Gatlinburg, and nine miles from Cades Cove Scenic Loop in the Smoky Mountain National Park.