Paddle ~ Splash ~ Play
In Mother Nature's Water Parks!
Two Rivers. Two Activities. One Rat.
Creating memories in the smoky mountains since 1995
Whether you’re looking for a thrilling adventure or a laid-back float, Smoky Mountain River Rat is your destination for a cool escape in the middle of the Smokies. Our tubing outposts, located 15 miles from Pigeon Forge, provide the ideal experience for those looking for a relaxing outdoor activity to enjoy with friends and family. If an adventurous experience is more your speed, our whitewater rafting outpost is the place to be. Just 45 minutes from Gatlinburg in Hartford, Tennessee, we offer several different rafting adventures from mellow to extreme.
If you’re planning a trip to Townsend, Gatlinburg, or Pigeon Forge, we hope you’ll consider adding Smoky Mountain River Rat to your itinerary!
Tubing on the little river
Looking for the best tubing in the Smoky Mountains? You just found it! Come float down the Little River in beautiful Townsend, TN – just 15 miles from Pigeon Forge. No party is too big or too small, and no occasion is necessary.
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. We pride ourselves in our customer service and offer a great atmosphere both on and off the river.Plan your tubing trip »
Rafting on the pigeon river
Have something a little more fast-paced in mind? Your next adventure is waiting for you in the Great Smoky Mountains. River Rat Whitewater Rafting is the closest whitewater adventure rafting in Gatlinburg, Knoxville, and Pigeon Forge.
With six different rafting adventures to choose from ranging from mild to extreme rapids, there’s something for everyone ages three and up. River Rat Whitewater Rafting is located 45 minutes from Gatlinburg in beautiful Hartford, Tennessee.Plan your rafting trip »
Why not do both?
Get unlimited tubing for the season & 1 whitewater trip pass
At Smoky Mountain River Rat, our Splash Pass gives you the VIP treatment. A season pass from Smoky Mountain River Rat will get you unlimited visits to the River Rat on the Little River tubing adventure plus your choice of an Upper or Lower Pigeon Adventure at our whitewater outpost in Hartford. Paddle, Splash and Play all summer long!