Welcome to Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing! This is your award-winning destination for a cool escape in the heart of the Smokies. Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing is located at 205 Wears Valley Rd, in Townsend, Tennessee. For more information or to book your trip, click here.

From top-notch Tubing to heart-pumping Whitewater Rafting, we specialize in making lasting memories. Family owned and operated since 1995, River Rat is a unique getaway into the great outdoors for the whole family. Grab your swim shoes, unplug and get ready to vacation as nature intended in Mother Nature’s Water Parks.

At Smokey Mountain River Rat Tubing you have options! Take your pick from mild to wild and enjoy the perfect float trip that meets your families needs.

The tubing outposts are located in Townsend. This beautiful historic mountain community is home to cades cove, foothills parkway, and one of the Great Smokie Mountain NP entrances.

Outpost A and Outpost B offer two completely different tubing adventures. A is more relaxed family and dog friendly tubing option. B, this route features adrenaline-pumping rapids to navigate through and cool, refreshing swimming holes to relax in along the way.

The whitewater outpost is located in Hartford, also known as the Gateway to the Smokies.  This is one of the most popular whitewater rafting  destinations in the country! The area offers some of the most stunning mountain scenery you will ever see!

Guided Whitewater Rafting expeditions on the Pigeon River are the ultimate Smokies adventure for visitors of ALL experience levels! Take on the Pigeon River rapids with the best – River Rat Whitewater. The Rafting Outpost is ranked among the “Top 10% of Attractions in the World” by Tripadvisor and has maintained this Certificate of Excellence for almost a decade now.

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