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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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Tubbing the Little River

I think it is one of the better tubbing companies in Townsend. Owners are nice and make improvements frequently. I do, however, wish for fewer tubers on our river, and better... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Townsend, Tennessee
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The facilities are kept clean for changing room, restrooms, floats are good quality and check out was quick. The staff was courteous and immediately let us know that the day we were planning to do the tubing , the water was very low and the trip was taking 3 hours and took a little bit of walking at certain spots.... More 

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Townsend, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I think it is one of the better tubbing companies in Townsend. Owners are nice and make improvements frequently. I do, however, wish for fewer tubers on our river, and better montering and education of the dangers of the river. I know it is great fun and am happy for families to enjoy the river. The problem is the homes... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The day we went it was mid week and still pretty busy - I ended up standing in line quite a while to buy my tickets and then standing in line again to drop off my keys. The was the only downside of the day. I liked just being able to grab a tube and walk over to the river... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This place is well organized and conveniently located next to Little River. They hand you the tube (with or without a bottom), and you walk across the small side street and down into the river. There is a sign to show you where to exit the river, you climb up the bank and a shuttle is there to bring you... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

River was a little low but we still had a great time very friendly group we had an awesome time. Great family fun without crazy lines and thousands of people

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Pacolet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Tubing down the Little River was awesome , my wife and I decided to go tubing late afternoon. The Associates at Smoky Mountain River Rat were very helpful and got us on our way , we just had time to tube the section at the office down River, the associate also informed us we would be able to Tube the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We are a family of 7 and every one of us had a fantastic time. We did the tubing twice in a row. Second time was just enjoyable as the first. I highly recommend water socks/shoes and sunscreen! Shuttles were readily available. Parts of the river are very calm and the rapids are not too fierce for younger riders. Really... More 

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Belle River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A nice lazy day after a very busy week of adventure. The water was low on the day we went but it was still manageable. Go early so you can go down the river a couple of times. Highly recommend

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Sharpsburg, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

They provide a nice service - shuttle to the river put-in, a good tube, and take out. We used both of their locations on two different days - loved them both!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This tubing outfit is great you can tube all day and just pay one time. The employees were so friendly

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