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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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Description: Smoky Mountain River Rat has offered guests tubing adventures on the...
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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Cheap and great way to unplug the family. You will make memories that will last a life time. You can ride the river all day and every time it will be different.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Georgetown, Kentucky
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Georgetown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Cheap and great way to unplug the family. You will make memories that will last a life time. You can ride the river all day and every time it will be different.

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Morrison, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Read the reviews for River Rat, since they were mostly positive we decided to go with this company. The staff there were helpful and friendly. There was little current and the water was quite low. There were several places where we were just not really moving. Not the company's fault though. Went tubing in Helen GA for about $5.00. I... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Lot's of different tubing companies based right beside each other - so check the prices - basically all go on the same part of the river. It was very packed the day we went with our kids, but fun. We didn't see any parties drinking, but at least 60%of people we smoking - it is TN after all :(. Might... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My children saw their advertising, and ask to go. When we got there and they we're ready to get in. I went to pay, and was shocked it was $70 for 4 people to rent 4 tube's and float a little creek. I could have went a bought 4 tube's and just went to the lake. That was way to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a waste of money and time. The river is low had to keep getting up to walk from being stuck on rocks. So we really couldn't enjoy the tubing bc of this. Then they charge extra if you need a stick to guide you. This is the worst place I've ever been to an need a refund!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great trip! I see why River Rat is ranked the best in the area. They have river access for entry and exit points, the tubes are high quality, and the owners are friendly and on site to make sure things run smoothly. The extra couple of dollars seems to be money well spent compared to the discount stores up the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Took the kids and there mom here for mother's day tubing. It was a good time for all and family friendly. We did the 2 hour lower river run and it was great. Kids had a blast.

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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Go here every year as we spend time down the road at a campsite for 5 days. Generally a lazy ride down the river but if there's been a lot of rain the river can move a little faster. Summer and normal times you can get stuck once in a while on rocks but its easy to get free. Faster... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We did the slower moving river. It was great for kids. The tubes have bottoms, so it was easy to sit back and relax. Some parts were deeper than 6 ft, so take a vest for younger swimmers. Look for coupons before you go.

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Owingsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My boyfriend and I were just looking for something to take up a couple of free hours during our stay at Tennessee and we came across a pamphlet for this place. We ended up spending the whole day there and had a blast. The river was slow and calm for the most part which was relaxing and gave us time... More 

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