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Smoky Mountain River Rat has offered guests tubing adventures on the Little River since 1995! 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...more
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205 Wears Valley Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-3307
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on both tubing and rafting with River Rat on the same day. Both were very fun and the staff were very helpful. Especially our guide, Tucker, was great. Highly recommendable.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kristianhz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved our rafting trip with River Rats and our guide Tucker. We had gone rafting before and thought it was boring, but this time the Rapids were much better and our guide was fun and informative We had someone in our party with special needs...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was at the top of the list for me, my husband, and our daughter. We had a blast even though we did the easiest river. Definitely get a push stick, you will need it! The drive to get there was beautiful, and the scenery...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Nicole52511
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved this adventure!! The river was high and the rapids were perfect. We did the upper river, there is also the lower part for younger guest. This company was very attentive but also the most expensive. Next time we will try the less expensive...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Pam A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the upper section. We had driven to start point to look at entry to be sure our teen with Down syndrome could get down the bank. Met a driver there who we asked about the 2 trips and he said lower section was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Global325116
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have tubed with River Rat a few times now. Its a good time. I recommend waiting until after a good rain if you can. The water runs pretty slow if it hasn't rained for a while. If if you go after a good rain,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Damon L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Awesome trip ask for Wilson for your guide he was the best! Class 2-4 Rapids. Was very fun! Cautious enough I would take my 7 & 9 year old again.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been here more times than I can count. We come here every year and always use river rats. They’re great! We always do the calmer portion, and it’s great. Basically it’s mother nature’s version of a lazy river. Kids love it!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 252jonw
Reviewed 5 days ago

Awesome experience!! Our trip down the river were breathtaking and the most fun we ever had. Wilson was an amazing guide that made our experience even better! I highly recommend this company for tubing and whitewater rafting. 5 stars....

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Dinasummer
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a trip that I was outvoted on. I am not a water person. I'm talking the thought of a raging river and me in a raft terrifies me, but by the end of the trip I was having a fantastic time! I attribute...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Son-of-Poochmas
July 10, 2019|
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Response from 123RobinF123 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on water level Post A about 90 minutes, Post B about 40 minutes.
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austin_autumn
May 20, 2019|
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Response from valsgirl | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!! We're bringing more family back up to go again! We all have small kids and it's awesome!
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lauragator00
May 19, 2019|
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The float last about 2 hours
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