Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing

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Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing

Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing
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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 craving for excitement, but the Little River is mellow enough for your youngest thrill seeker. Ages include 2+ years old. Open 7 days, May-Labor Day. Private Riverside Cabana Rentals now available! For photos and info, visit our website. Want more PADDLE, SPLASH & PLAY? River Rat also offers whitewater rafting with Smoky Mountain River Rat Whitewater. Formerly USA Raft, River Rat Whitewater offers guests rafting adventures on the Pigeon River in Hartford, TN- conveniently located off I-40 at the TN/NC border. We are the closest rafting outpost to Gatlinburg, Knoxville and Pigeon Forge. Rafting, fishing and more... The most fun you will ever have on the water awaits you on the Pigeon River. All experience levels welcome!
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wolf10989
1 contribution
Tubing with your dog can be fun
Sep 2021
We took our dog tubing and had a blast. While it would be nice to be able to pay online for our dog, it wasn't an issue to pay for her that day. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
Written September 14, 2021
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Mmgarr4
Louisville, KY76 contributions
Fun for middle-age couple
Aug 2021 • Family
My husband and I are mid 50s and truly enjoyed this river float. It was a great combination of easy floating with the excitement of some small Rapids. Next time I go though I think I’ll buy a push stick which would make it much easier to get unstuck from the rocks. A must do in the Smokies
Written September 6, 2021
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Autumn P
1 contribution
Extreme Rafting
Sep 2021 • Friends
Extreme Upper Pigeon River trip was a blast. Toni was a great guide. The river was up the day we went and there were lots of larger rapids to go through.
Written September 2, 2021
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Danag2010
Moline, IL3 contributions
Relax and have fun!
Aug 2021 • Couples
We floated from Outpost A once and from Outpost B twice. It was a mix of relaxation and fun! We will definitely do it again when we come back!
Written September 2, 2021
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martiniguy63
Sykesville, MD16 contributions
Outpost A. Awesome time. Nice mix of drifting and gentle rapids. If you are doing A and B bring drinks and food. Not much nearby
Aug 2021 • Couples
Awesome time. We did Outpost A which was a nice mix. Planned on doing Outpost B but struggled with finding a place to get beer and a bite. Travel was also an issue because of Jeep Invasion of Cade Cove. We were there for the Jeep rally so it didn't bother us other than it sent us back to PF for lunch. I would bring a cooler if you want to do both and eat and drink from you vehicle. Not much near by. Staff was helpful and we entertained folks on the river banks with getting stuck from time to time. Lots of laughs. You get a discount if you get there before 11 am. If you need water shoes pouch and stuff they have them priced reasonably. Lockers and changing rooms available.
Written August 31, 2021
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Andrea T
Lakemoor, Illinois, United States3 contributions
FUN for everyone!
Aug 2021
We had the BEST time tubing!! The staff at Rat River Tubing is awesome and the entire process was super smooth. The mini "rapids" sections of the river were definitely our favorite. My only complaint....they need to control the amount of people getting in the river at one time. It was a little chaotic getting in and then we were stuck in a huge clump of rowdy people so we had to stop for a bit and let them all go by. But my 6 year old son had a blast and we can't wait to do it again :)
Written August 30, 2021
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steph6266
Francesville, IN32 contributions
The river never disappoints!
Aug 2021
We love River Rat Tubing. Every trip we take to the Smoky Mountains, we stop at River Rat. This was our 4th trip. They never disappoint. The gals at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. Our bus driver was awesome. The river is different each round of tubing. I would highly recommend using them.
Written August 30, 2021
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Kak
7 contributions
A must do!
Aug 2021
Awesome! Absolutely loved tubing the lower section of Little river. The water was so clear, clean and refreshing. Considered a "high" water day, the current was perfect for keeping you moving and allowing you to mostly glide over rocks.

If you are short as I am (5' 3") I would suggest opting for the push off sticks as it can be hard to get sufficient paddling reach over the sides of the tube.
Written August 28, 2021
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Sandra B
1 contribution
Awesome
Aug 2021 • Family
This was our first time tubing with our 5 year old daughter. We had so much fun. We did the tour from outpost A. Took well over an hour. Water was cool and refreshing. Would definitely recommend.
Written August 27, 2021
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Dave L
Cincinnati, OH214 contributions
Tubing Family Fun
Aug 2021
This was our family's first time tubing at the Smoky Mtns, having visited about every year for the last 25. We had a blast ! Our age range was 18-53. We took the easy 2mi journey, starting at the depot. Tubes and vests were very high quality. Van pickup was within 5 minutes of our completion. A nice value at about $17/person, price reflecting arrival within first hour of opening. We'll do this again !
Written August 27, 2021
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