River Rat Tubing in the Smoky Mountains

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Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing

#1 Tubing Adventure in the Smokies

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Looking for the best Tubing in the Smoky Mountains? You just found it!

Come float your way through gorgeous Smoky Mountain views on the Little River in Townsend, Tennessee. River Rat - located a quick 15 miles from Pigeon Forge, 20 miles from Gatlinburg, and 9 miles from Cades Cove Scenic Loop in the Smoky Mountain National Park - is the top-rated tubing outfitter in the Smokies, providing top-tier memories to guests from around the world. Two awesome tubing routes are included with all day passes, season passes, 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!

For the ultimate river adventure experience, book one of our Riverside Cabana Rentals as well. Surrounded by peaceful mountain scenery and nestled just feet from the riverside, there's no better way to relax between tubing trips.

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+, dog-friendly, and ideal for 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! This float is suitable for ages 6+. Dogs are not allowed on this route.

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, unlimited shuttle rides, dog-friendly tubes, changing rooms, key check, locker rentals (Outpost A only), lunch options at both outposts, and Gift Shops

Also available:

  • Private Riverside Cabana Rentals, Season Tubing Passes, Discounts when booking both Tubing/Whitewater Rafting together

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!

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River tubing in the Smoky Mountains with River Rat
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Best tubing in the Smoky Mountains | River Rat
River Rat Tubing - Main Outpost | Townsend, TN
River Rat gift, souvenir and adventure gear shop
River Rat gift shop has all the river gear you'll need!
Smoky Mountain Views
Smoky Mountain views on our Main Outpost float
Rock bluff at River Rat upper float
Take the plunge off of our rock bluff into a swimming hole | Main Outpost
River tubing for the whole family | River Rat
Tubing fun for everyone - ages 3+
Great for the whole family
Exciting memories for the whole family
Perfect activity for groups of any size!
Perfect activity for groups of any size!
Riverside Cabana Rentals at River Rat Tubing
Riverside Cabana Rental - just feet from the riverside!
Riverside Cabana Rentals at River Rat near Sevierville and Gatlinburg
Riverside Cabana Rental - located at the end of Outpost B route.
Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing
10:00am - 5:00pm
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