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Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing

205 Wears Valley Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-3307
+1 865-448-8888
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So much fun

This is the 2nd time me and my cousins have went tubing together and it is a blast! The river just... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shannon G
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Cumberland, Kentucky
Went with wife and also our dog

We had a good time this was our dogs first trip he liked it ok but it was his first time he would... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
anthony b
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Smoky Mountain River Rat has offered guests tubing adventures on the Little River for 20 years! River Rat is located 15 miles south of Pigeon Forge in Townsend, TN, the Peaceful Side of The Smokies. Tubing trips offer plenty of rapids to satisfy your craving for excitement, but the Little River is mellow enough for even the youngest thrill seeker. This adventure is fun for ages 2 and older. Open 7 days, May - Labor Day. Want something with more PADDLE, SPLASH & PLAY? The River Rat also offers white water rafting with their "sister company". USA Raft Smoky Mountains offers guests white water rafting adventures on the Pigeon River in Hartford, TN. We are conveniently located right off I-40 at the Tennessee, North Carolina border. USA Raft is the closest white water adventure rafting to Gatlinburg, Knoxville and Pigeon Forge. Your next adventure is waiting for you in the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you are planning a quick weekend getaway or a fun family vacation, USA Raft the premier outfitter for rafting in the Smoky Mountains has an adventure that is just right for you! Our experienced guides combine safety with the rush of an outdoor adventure to give you and your family the thrill of a lifetime! From rafting to ThrillKats to fishing and more, the most fun you will ever have in the water awaits you on the Pigeon River. At USA Raft we believe it is our job to make rafting in the Smoky Mountains your first choice for vacation fun!
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205 Wears Valley Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-3307
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+1 865-448-8888
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the 2nd time me and my cousins have went tubing together and it is a blast! The river just takes you along, a few bumps here and there but that's where the laughter was for us! I would highly recommend this to anyone..

Thank Shannon G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a good time this was our dogs first trip he liked it ok but it was his first time he would have done better with a raft so he would lay down he is a big dog and stood up most of the...More

Thank anthony b
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome float! There was 7 of us. 3 adults and 4 teenagers and it was well worth the $95 for all of us to go. We went down twice. We stopped so the kids could jump off one of the rocks but it takes around...More

Thank Ashley C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first experience rafting & it was amazing!! We have 3 children, 2 of whom were quite tentative about the experience. Our guide, Hannah, was awesome!! She got my son on the boat and then when he & my youngest freaked on the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this company for lazy water tubing. They are top notch. We really enjoyed our float down the clearest water I've ever seen.

Thank 547carried
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were here for a first time ever. We loved it and only did the more advanced section. They have 2 diff ones. This one has some slow spots and some good but small rapids. They can be deceiving! Very positive experience. The employees were...More

1  Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friend Andrea and I did this tour last Friday, and had a blast! The official time for the tour was an hour and a half, but we really took our time, and spent a good 3 hours. You also have an option of repeating...More

1  Thank luludug
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pay once and tube all day. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Which is nice for us first timers. I would suggest getting a push pole, bring or buy one. Will be doing again on our next visit.

1  Thank AJ F
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have lived in East Tennessee for 35 years and have never tubed down the river. This place is so fun. It's well staffed and organized. We did the upper and lower portion of the river and both were great; exciting at times but mostly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time tubing the river. It was a great time, and we'd certainly recommend this place to anyone. The staff is very helpful, friendly and courteous. We'll be back!

Thank Red262
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SueR713
19 June 2018|
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Response from Kevin G | Reviewed this property |
It’s always possible but we didn’t see any. Saw lots of fish. It is water and snakes are prob near but the water is cool so not favorable for snakes
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TOC-travelor
19 February 2017|
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Response from tnriverfun | Property representative |
We are open from May until Labor Day. Our exact opening date and closing date is based on weather and water level. Follow us on Facebook at River Rat Tubing for the latest
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memmetz
3 December 2016|
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Response from RodLop67 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. It's the business next to it. It's less expensive, maybe, because it's a shorter run.
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