Water Levels And Tubing: What You Need To Know

Tubing season is here and that means spending sunny afternoons drifting along the Smoky Mountain rivers. However, when Tennessee weather decides to act up, water levels can affect the safety of folks looking to have some river relaxation. It may be difficult to know what each water level warning means, but River Rat is here […]

Safety Tips for Whitewater Rafting

In order to have the best whitewater rafting experience, it’s important to remember: safety first. If you’re a first-timer, preparing beforehand will help you feel calm and confident on your rafting trip. At River Rat, we provide quality equipment and professional guides to ensure you have a safe and fun experience. Here’s a few tips […]

3 Summer Adventures To Experience Before Going Back To School

Summer may be coming to an end, but there’s still time to make the most out of this gorgeous Tennessee weather and the rivers that run through the Great Smoky Mountains. Before folding up your swim floats and packing a new backpack, have one last summer adventure in Mother Nature’s waterpark with River Rat Tubing […]

3 Ways to Enjoy a Weekend in Gatlinburg

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or a weekend adventure, Gatlinburg, Tennessee has it all. Gatlinburg is a family favorite when it comes to exploring the great outdoors. With school starting back soon, now is the perfect time to take your kids on one last summer trip. Check out just a few of the […]

The Best Way to Celebrate the 4th of July in the Smokies

If you’ve never experienced a 4th of July in the Smoky Mountains, you’re missing out on one of the biggest spectacles this side of the Mississippi River. In honor of the patriotic holiday, Pigeon Forge comes to life with no shortage of firework displays, dazzling shows, and exciting outdoor adventures. Make this year’s holiday one […]

How to Host a Top Notch Tubing Party

Summer is the perfect time to gather your friends and family and celebrate the sunshine! What better place to host your next get together than in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains next to babbling brooks and racing rapids? This summer, take a trip up to Townsend, TN and have the perfect tubing getaway! […]

Why an Appalachian Adventure Should Be Your Next Getaway

Nestled deep in the Smoky Mountains is one of the most famous hiking trails in the world: The Appalachian Trail. This 2,190-mile trek spans from Georgia to Maine and over 94 miles are right in our own home of Tennessee. Not only do visitors to the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge area have access to this gorgeous resource, […]