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Best Places for Tubing in the Smokies

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One of the best ways to spend a hot day in the Smokies is tubing down a river. We have compiled a list of the best places to go tubing in the Smokies. Don’t see your favorite on the list? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing

Outpost A: The lower section and Main Outpost is the “family-friendly float” and features relaxing rapids, scenic views, and even a rock jump! This outpost is suitable for ages 2 and up or those who are first-timers to The Rat. This route is also dog-friendly.

Outpost B: The upper section is what they like to call the “adventure float.” It features a scenic float with adrenaline-pumping rapids and cool, refreshing swimming holes. This outpost is suitable for ages 6 and up. Their Private Riverside Cabana rentals are also located at this outpost.

Note: Age restrictions may apply due to high-water levels. Click Here to See Current Water Conditions

Pricing

ADULT (13 Years and Older) – ALL DAY PASS: $17 Includes both Outpost A & B

YOUTH (6 – 12 Years Old) – ALL DAY PASS: $12 Includes both Outpost A & B

**Book online & save $2 per pass.

What’s Included

  • Unlimited “Toober Oober” shuttle rides
  • Life jackets (PFDs) provided
  • High-quality tubes with and without bottoms
  • Bus parking
  • Changing rooms and restrooms

Location & Contact Info

Outpost A (Main Outpost):
205 Wears Valley Road
Townsend, TN 37882

Outpost B:
8435 State Highway 73
Townsend, TN 37882

Phone: (865) 448-8888
Website: www.smokymtnriverrat.com

 

Tube River Rage

Ready for adventure, scenery, and rapids? Tube, paddleboard or kayak the Little River; located only 1 mile outside The Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Pricing

Adult (13&older) – $12.00
Child (6-12) – $10.00

Kayak & Paddle-board Rates:

$15.00 first hour
$10.00 each additional hour

Location & Contact Info

8303 State Highway 73
Townsend, Tennessee 37882

Phone: (865) 448-8000
Website: www.tuberiverrage.com

 

Cowboy Tubin’

Ready for adventure, scenery, and rapids? Tube, paddleboard or kayak the Little River; located only 1 mile outside The Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Pricing

Tube Rental is $10.00 per tube. Ride as many times as you would like between 10:00 am & 5:00 pm.

Group pricing for a party of 15 or more is available. Call for group pricing information.

Location & Contact Info

8351 TN-73
Townsend, TN 37882

Phone: (865) 448-6858
Website: www.cowboytubin.com

 

Smoky Mountain Outdoor Center

Spend the day tubing on the beautiful Little River in Townsend, TN and don’t just see the Smokies, be a part of them.

Pricing

$15 for adults 18+

$12 for ages 6-17

Children between the ages of 2-5 tube FREE at Smoky Mountain Outdoor Center.

Call ahead for Pre-Booking and Group Rates.

What’s Included

  • All Day Tubing
  • All Day Shuttle

Location & Contact Info

209 Wears Valley Road
Townsend TN, 37882

Phone: (865) 448-3500
Website: www.smoctn.com/tubing

 

The owner and founder of The Smoky Mountain Life, Kim Hunt, is a lifelong resident of southeast Tennessee and lover of all things Smoky Mountains. 

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