Rafting Hours

PRE-SEASON: MARCH – APRIL
Call or check reservations for available trip times

AFTERNOON WATER RELEASE: MAY
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

FULL SEASON: MEMORIAL DAY – LABOR DAY
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays

Non-release trips are available. Please call or check reservations for alternate trip times.

Go to traffic light #3 in Gatlinburg and take Highway 321 N/East Parkway. Follow 321 N all the way to stop sign. (approximately 15 miles). Take a left to continue on 321 (GPS may direct you to turn RIGHT but DO NOT turn right at stop). Go approximately 1 mile to the Foothills Parkway. Turn right onto Foothills Parkway until you get to I-40. Take I-40 E and exit at the first Exit  #447, (Hartford Road) Take a left at the first stop sign then straight through the second stop sign. River Rat Whitewater is just up on your left in the old Hartford School building.

Turn right onto Dolly Parton Parkway/411, travel on 411 for approx. 18 miles until it ends. Turn right on 25/70 and take I-40 East. Travel approx. 15 miles to Exit #447 (Hartford Road) Take a left at the first stop sign then straight through the second stop sign. River Rat Whitewater is just up on your left in the old Hartford School building.

Take I-40 E to Exit #447 (Hartford Road) Take a left at the first stop sign then straight through the second stop sign. River Rat Whitewater is just up on your left in the old Hartford School building.

Take I-40 W to second exit in Tennessee, Exit #447 (Hartford Road) Take a left at bottom of exit  and then left at stop sign. River Rat Whitewater is just up on your left in the old Hartford School building.

Smoky Mountain River Rat is located in the heart of Townsend, Tennessee, home to some of the best river tubing in the world. Townsend, Tennessee is a quaint Southern city in Blount County, Tennessee with a small population of people with huge hearts. Townsend identifies itself as “The Peaceful Side of the Smokies,” and that’s just the feeling we hope you’ll get when you come to tube with the Smoky Mountain River Rat. Townsend is quiet and has the least traffic of the three main entrances to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. 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. We hope you love Townsend as much as we do, and we can’t wait to see you on your next trip.

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