Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing

From top-notch Tubing to heart-pumping Whitewater Rafting, Smoky Mountain River Rat specializes in making lasting memories.

205 Wears Valley Road, Townsend, Tennessee, 37882


Welcome to Smoky Mountain River Rat! We’re your award-winning destination for a cool escape in the heart of the Smokies. Family owned and operated since 1995, River Rat is a unique getaway into the great outdoors for the whole family.

Looking for the best Tubing in the Smokies? You’ve found it! Come float your way down two routes on the Little River in beautiful Townsend, TN. We offer both awesome tubing routes with a single wristband, which you can float as many times as you want during operating hours on the day of your visit.

Grab your swim shoes, unplug and get ready to vacation as nature intended in Mother Nature’s Water Parks. PADDLE! SPLASH! PLAY!

Your tubing wristband (and combo adventure Splash Pass) gives you access to both of our Tubing routes in Townsend, TN.
Tubing Outpost A is located at 205 Wears Valley Road [OPEN: May - Labor Day**].
Tubing Outpost B is just one mile up the road at 8435 State Hwy 73 [OPEN: Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Monday**].
**Open dates may vary based on water level and weather conditions. Call for more info.

We also offer thrilling Whitewater expeditions at River Rat Whitewater in Hartford, TN. Check out our listing for this activity on this website as well.
River Rat Whitewater is located at 3630 Hartford Road.
[PRE-SEASON: March - April // AFTERNOON WATER RELEASE ONLY: May - Memorial Day // FULL SEASON: Memorial Day - Labor Day]

MON 10:00am - 05:00pm
TUE 10:00am - 05:00pm
WED 10:00am - 05:00pm
THU 10:00am - 05:00pm
FRI 10:00am - 05:00pm
SAT 10:00am - 05:00pm
SUN 10:00am - 05:00pm

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