River Tubing with Smoky Mountain River Rat

Outdoor Attraction River Tubing Activity

Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing in Townsend TN

All Day Fun on the River

Going river tubing with Smoky Mountain River Rat is a great outdoor activity for families with small children up to seniors just wanting a low-key, relaxing way to enjoy some river fun.

River Rat is located next to the Little River in Townsend TN and provides two tubing options. An upper section adventure features scenic views, delightful rapids and swimming holes for all ages 6 and older. The lower section is a more relaxed, family-friendly float, but does feature subtle rapids and a rock jump off perfect for ages 2 and older. But you don’t have to choose!  Your all day attraction pass includes one or both sections.

River Tubing Smoky Mountains

Season Passes!

Ages 13 & Up: $15
Ages 6-12: $12
Ages 2-6: Free
Purchase Online & Save $2


Things to Know Before Going River Tubing:

  • The average time for a float on either section is 2 hours.
  • Children ages 12 and younger are required by law to wear a lifejacket.
  • You have a choice of tubes with or without bottoms, and tethers are available.
  • Sunscreen and water shoes are highly recommended!
  • Your car is your locker for personal items.
  • You will need to sign a waiver when purchasing / picking up your wrist band.
  • Although reservations aren’t required, you may want to call ahead and ask about any water levels to see if any age restrictions may interrupt your plans.

Items Not Allowed on the River for Personal Safety and River Health:

  • Alcohol
  • Glass Bottles or Cans
  • Coolers

Since Smoky Mountain River Rat allows you to tube both sections of the river as often as you’d like during your day, you’ll appreciate having Toobers Cafe with plenty of food and snack options so you won’t have to leave the fun! Choose from all beef hot dogs, personal pizzas, pulled pork sandwiches and nachos to sweet treats and cold drinks. Although you can’t take a cooler on the river, you are welcome to leave a cooler in your car for bringing your own drinks and snacks.

There is no doubt that river tubing will be a highlight of your Smoky Mountains vacation, so stop by the gift shop before you head out to pick up a souvenir t-shirt to commemorate your day!

Smoky Mountain River Rat
(865) 448-8888 | 205 Wears Valley Road, Townsend
Memorial Day to Labor Day: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Additional Dates Vary Based on Water Levels: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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