Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing, Townsend

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Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing offers river-tubing fun for the whole family. You can take it easy or go a little faster with two sections of the Little River available for tubing. The upper section, the adventure float, offers a scenic trip along tree-lined banks that features rapids and swimming holes. The lower section serves as a family area with a rope swing, small area of more gentle rapids, and a rock jump. Bring your swimsuit and water shoes. Tubes with covered bottoms are available for very small children; you can also rent a tether to attach your child's tube to yours. Use our Townsend online sightseeing planner to arrange your visit to Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing and other attractions in Townsend.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • What an interesting and incredible experience. The River Rat crew take care of all the hard work like transport and hauling the rafts. All we had to do was enjoy the nature. A natural lazy river with just enough mild rapids to thrill the kids and make it interesting. There was even a deep swimming hole mid way to take a dip and cool off.
  • Took a group of kids here ranging from age 2 to age 12. They had a great time, it was easy for them to keep up with the group. I was able to tether the 2 year old to my tube so he stayed close. The ride lasted about 2 hours. There were a few places where the current was slow and you either had to paddle or stand up and push the tube. They did sell paddles and sticks that you can use to help you along when the current was not strong. We were able to get along just fine without these. At the end we got out and a bus picked you up and brought you back to the main area. You had the option of going down the route as many times as you want during the day. For our group once was enough. There is a section where you can get out of the tube and jump off a bluff. The bluff is not too high and the kids jumped off multiple times. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly they gave detailed instructions on where to get in and out of the river. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience one of the highlights of our vacation.

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