Learn more about River Rat Tubing.
Looking for the best tubing in the Smoky Mountains? You just found it!
Come float your way down two routes on the Little River in beautiful Townsend, TN - located a quick 15 miles from Pigeon Forge, only 20 miles from Gatlinburg, and 9 miles from Cades Cove Scenic Loop in the Smoky Mountain National Park. Both awesome tubing routes are included with all day passes, season memberships, and adventure packages - which you can float as many times as you want during operating hours on the day of your visit. Groups of all sizes are welcome. The bigger your group, the bigger your discounts!
The Main Outpost float is our family-friendly float and features many small, refreshing rapids, a private rock jump, scenic mountain views, and swimming holes to enjoy! This section is suitable for ages 3+, is dog-friendly, and is ideal for those wanting to take it easy or first-timers to The Rat.
Outpost B’s route is what we like to call our “adventure float,” as it features a handful of steeper, adrenaline-pumping rapids, refreshing swimming holes, and gorgeous mountain scenery along the way! Due to the increased physical requirements of this route, this float is suitable for ages 6+. Dogs are not allowed on this route. You can also find our luxury, Private Riverside Cabana Rentals at this outpost. A full list of cabana amenities can be found on our website.
Note: Age restrictions may apply due to high-water levels. Check our website for daily updates.
Tubing Outpost amenities:
- High-quality tubes, complimentary life jackets for all ages, tube tether rentals, unlimited shuttle rides, dog-friendly tubes, changing rooms, car key kiosk, locker rentals (Outpost A only), lunch options at both outposts, and Gift Shops
- Private Riverside Cabana Rentals, Season Tubing Passes (Rat Pack Membership), Tubing/Whitewater Rafting combo packages (Splash Package)
We pride ourselves in our customer service and offer a great atmosphere both on and off the river. No party is too big or too small, and no occasion is necessary. Come play in Mother Nature's Water Parks! PADDLE! SPLASH! PLAY!
For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact River Rat Tubing directly.
205 Wears Valley Road
Townsend, TN 37882