Dos and Don’ts of Whitewater Rafting

There are many important things to consider before your next whitewater rafting adventure. At Smoky Mountain River Rat, it is important to be familiar with a few rules and guidelines before heading towards the rapids. Rafters cannot miss the safety orientation that starts at their scheduled rafting time, so we ask that all guests arrive […]

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 […]

4 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in the Smokies

Fall is a time for flannels, football, and most importantly, festivals. Who doesn’t love a good festival when they’re bored and searching for weekend plans? As for who hosts the best festivals around, the Smokies win the prize. Although the list of fall festivals in the Smokies is best described as endless, we’ve decided to tell you about a few of our favorites.

5 Fall Festivals in the Smokies to Attend This Fall

Fall is a time for flannels, football, and most importantly, festivals. Who doesn’t love a good festival when they’re bored and searching for weekend plans? As for who hosts the best festivals around, the Smokies win the prize. Although the list of fall festivals in the Smokies is best described as endless, we’ve decided to tell you about a few of our favorites.

3 Myths of Whitewater Rafting

Let’s throw a twist on the common cliche and say, “Don’t judge an experience based on its most popular video on social media.” That sounds about right, right?! You might see the viral videos that involve “extreme” rafting adventures as you scroll through your feed. However, these videos don’t exactly paint the most accurate portrait of […]