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Address: 205 Wears Valley Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-3307
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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Really great experience

First time we have ever been tubing, and it was a great experience all round. Lots of car parking, everything was clean and well organised. All the equipment looked well cared... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

First time we have ever been tubing, and it was a great experience all round. Lots of car parking, everything was clean and well organised. All the equipment looked well cared for. All the staff were welcoming and friendly. The river was really an experience with some fast running rapids and some nice slow bits, lots of wildlife too. If... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Good Food, Friendly Servers, Beautiful atmosphere on the River, Reasonable prices. Next time we will try rafting-for now rafting is closed for the Season.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Went late in the season and they were the only tubing company still operating so I guess we were in luck! But I went last year and a few other times in years past and the price at the River Rat was way over rated... I have found the same deal for $7 a person and we paid $15 a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We had a great relaxing day. Water was a little low but did not inhibit having a great time and enjoying the river. Stayed out for about 3 hours. There is a great deeper swimming spot where you can jump off the rocks into the water. Would advise bringing a lunch or snacks for between floats down the river

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great service and atmosphere, We have been twice with family and friends and it was amazing both times. We will be back again and again!

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Powell, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This excursion is right down my alley. 2 hours floating down the river. I felt like Huck Finn. I gave the adventure a 4 because of observations of other groups. If you are interested in bringing your family here, there are some things you need to keep in mind: The office will keep your personal belongings like keys at no... More 

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Low water the day we went. but overall a great day of tubing. Nice long chunk of river to float on. Nice scenery. Great staff and accommodations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Located next to where we stay, this is a must place to use. The staff was wonderful and so friendly!

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

The host we talked to was very helpful and gave us good information not just about tubing, but also Townsend establishments. The changing facilities at both locations were clean and well kept. The river was low when we went, but still enjoyable. Watch the weather, try to go shortly after a rain shower if you are visiting mid to late... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Floating down the cool waters of the Little River is a great way to spend a hot summer day. The River Rat provides the tubs, nature provides the refreshing water and drying sun. A trip last 1 to 2 hours depending on the current and tuber's speed; multi trips are possible. Bring sunscreen and water shoes for the shallow sections... More 

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