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Smoky Mountain River Rat

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Address: 205 Wears Valley Road, Townsend, TN 37882
Phone Number: +1 865-448-8888
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Smoky Mountain River Rat has offered guests tubing adventures on the Little...

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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Had a great time! The kids 17 and 11 liked it too. There was a few spots we had to stand up but it's still worth the trip. I had went the weekend before too just after a storm and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great time! The kids 17 and 11 liked it too. There was a few spots we had to stand up but it's still worth the trip. I had went the weekend before too just after a storm and it only took us 45 mins to go down the river! It was great. Worth the money and I invested... More 

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Shallotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The water was a little low... The staff was professional... The price was fair... Clean changing rooms....stocked pro shop--ie water shoes, etc. Fun laided back attraction

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had a great time at River Rat. The staff is very friendly. The river was a little low but it was great. We were driven up the road in a bus with our tubes and then climbed down to the river and rode the river down to the clearly marked sign. My kids loved it so we rode again... More 

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Okeechobee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We had a GREAT TIME. It was a little work at time, but it was wonderful. The teens thought if we had done this in our first day of vacation they would have done this and skipped some of the other excursions. Highly recommend.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The water was quite low when we went, but it didn't spoil the enjoyment of floating down the river in the sunshine. The organisation was efficient and all employees we dealt with were excellent. It's a great way to spend a few hours.

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Ashville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Lots of fun for the whole family. Go when the water level is high though. We had a really sweet employee help with all our questions and concerns, Sherie Ashley. I would recommend River Rat for anyone looking for something different to do with the family.

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This was a great and fairly inexpensive family activity, we had fun on the rapids and relaxed on the"lazy river" sections. Make sure to go when the water levels on the river are average or above (they'll let you know when you get there).

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great day! Price was good. The place is totally clean. Staff was knowledgeable. The river was low but we still had a great time.

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Knoxville, TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We went to their lesser known location closer to the park and really enjoyed it. They accommodated a large group at a great rate. We had a wide range of ages with us and the run down the river was fine. The water was low but we didn't have many issues getting stuck. The staff was very friendly and we... More 

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Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

So fun to go down the river! Nice facility with friendly staff. Changing rooms are good size and individual. You start right at the location and the bus brings you back when you are done. The young men were great to help us get out of the river when we were struggling. We had a group of ten ranging in... More 

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