Relax, unwind, and giggle as you float down the Little River in beautiful Townsend, Tennessee. No party is too big or small, and no occasion is necessary. Just come and enjoy all that Smoky Mountain River Rat has to offer. We’re worth the trip – just watch and see!

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Looking for the Best Tubing in the Smoky Mountains? You Just Found It!

River Rat is your East Tennessee tubing destination. For a cool escape in the middle of the Smoky Mountains, look no further than River Rat. You can float and drift down the Little River, with two awesome river trips included in one price–it just doesn’t get better than tubing with River Rat.

If you haven’t already, start making your plans to visit Smoky Mountain River Rat this season. When you tube with Smoky Mountain River Rat, you get to experience all of the wondrous mountain beauty of the Little River and East Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. With two tubing trips down the Little River, River Rat offers both the upper section and lower section of the Little River, and it’s all included in one low price! River Rat tubing in the Smoky Mountains is a must-do activity when in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area.

The lower section, and main outpost, is our family friendly float and features relaxing rapids, scenic views, and even a rock jump for the more adventurous visitors! The lower outpost of the Little River is ideal for ages two and up! The upper section of River Rat Little River tubing adventure is what we like to call the “adventure float,” because it features a scenic float with adrenaline-pumping rapids and cool, refreshing swimming holes. The upper outpost of the Little River is suitable for ages six and older. Note: Age restrictions may apply due to high-water levels. Check in with us for more information.

Smoky Mountain River Rat tubing is a quick 15 miles from Pigeon Forge, only 20 miles from Gatlinburg, and only nine miles from Cades Cove Scenic Loop in the Smoky Mountain National Park. At Smoky Mountain River Rat tubing, we pride ourselves in our customer service and offer a great atmosphere both on and off the river.

Whether you’re visiting the Smokies for the first time or one of our local friends from the East Tennessee area, we welcome you to tube with us at Smoky Mountain River Rat!


Townsend, TN
humidity: 66%
wind: 10mph SW
H 63 • L 55
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