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Tubing Places in the Smokies

“Hey, Summit Cabin Rentals, we’re coming to the Smokies here in the Summer, where can we go tubing?”
Now that’s a worthwhile Summertime question. Here are some of our recommendations for having Tubing fun in the Smokies:
Smoky Mountain River Rat Main Tubing Outpost
205 Wears Valley Rd, Townsend, TN 37882
(865) 448 – 8888

From their website:
“Looking for the best tubing in the Smoky Mountains? You just found it! Come float down the Little River in beautiful Townsend, TN. No party is too big or too small, and no occasion is necessary. River Rat Tubing is your East Tennessee destination for a cool escape in the middle of the Smoky Mountains. Float and drift down the Little River, with two awesome routes included in one price! We offer both the upper section and lower sections of the Little River. The lower section and main outpost is our family-friendly float and features relaxing rapids, scenic views, and even a rock jump! The lower outpost is ideal for ages two and up or those who are first timers to The Rat. The upper section is what we like to call the “adventure float.” It features a scenic float with adrenaline-pumping rapids and cool, refreshing swimming holes. The upper outpost is suitable for ages six and older.”smoky mountain river rat logo
Tube Junction
8215 State Hwy. 73 Townsend, TN 37882

From their website:
“Tube Junction is the only “ORIGINAL” tubing outfitter in Townsend, TN. We are a second generation outfitter that started out over 20 years ago. Family owned and operated by the Davis family since it’s founding. In the early days we floated on the “classic” black truck inner tubes. Unfortunately (or perhaps not?), those days are gone and we now offer exclusively heavy guage, multi-colored tubes with handles and bottoms. The handled tubes with bottoms make it safer for everyone, especially young children. Although not mandatory for anyone 12 yrs and up, we have life vests available to those who need them at no additional charge. During your visit, we promise to go above and beyond to make sure you have a fun, memorable experience! at Tube Junction!

• “Family Friendly” Route-Kids 5 and under free!! •
• Quality & Professional Service •
• Picnic Area On River •
• Restroom/Changing Area •
• RV & Bus Parking •”

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River Romp Tubing
1980 Pittman Center Rd, Sevierville, TN 37876

From their website:
“The River Romp is a family owned attraction in operation for 30 years in the water recreation field. We started out with a location in Townsend tubing the Little River. Our Current location on the Little Pigeon River is less then five miles from Dolly’s Splash Country, yet it offers the scenery and peacefulness of a secluded mountain river. Only minutes from the hotels and attractions of nearby Pigeon Forge, River Romp is a Smokey Mountain Secret that you are in on. We are conveniently located at 1980 Pittman Center Road, Sevierville, TN (Sevier County). Only 4.5 miles from the Dollywood Entrance on Veterans Blvd. From the Dollywood Entrance on Veterans Blvd. proceed to the next Red light (Jayell Rd) – take a right and continue on Jayell (exactly 3 miles long) till you reach the only Stop sign at Pittman center. Take a left in front of the Citgo gas station and go 2/10ths of a mile – where you will see the gray “Barn” on your left. Pull in and leave the rest to us!”

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River Rage Tubing
8303 TN-73, Townsend, TN 37882
(865) 448-8000

From their website:
“On the banks of Little River, discover River Rage Tubing. Our reputation is based on providing you with the best service at the lowest price. Jump in a comfortable and colorful tube and enjoy the serenity of the Mountains up and down the river stream. We are located on the banks of the Little River, at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Townsend, Tennessee. Our reputation is based on offering the best tubing experience at the best price. Our friendly staff will give you an idea about real Southern Hospitality and provide you with the latest and safest equipment in the industry. For your convenience we established three separate locations, each offering private river access.You can choose one route or take them all at one price. Unlimited all day shuttle is provided free.”
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Cowboy Tubin
8351 TN-73, Townsend, TN 37882

(865) 448-6858

From their website:
View natures breathtaking scenery, while floating the headwaters of the Little River. $10 ALL DAY TUBIN’ FUN!

Children Under 12
Life Jackets Required.

• Class 2 Rapids
• All Day Tubes
• Clean Restrooms
• Changing Areas
• Free Life Jackets
• All Day Shuttles
• Quality Service
• Picnic Tables
• Free Parking
• Friendly Helpful Staff

No Experience Necessary!

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Pigeon Forge Snow (Indoor Snow Tubing!)
2533 Teaster Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 366-1334

From their website:
“Bring the whole family for one-of-a-kind snow tubing action! Hot or cold, rain or shine, Pigeon Forge Snow stays open year round – and our REAL SNOW never melts away. We’ve got fun for all ages, from little ones to teens to parents. We’ve got a whole hillside of snow tubing hills – plus a huge Snow Play area. Everyone can race down the slopes, build snowmen and snow forts, and have all kinds of wintry excitement – even in the middle of July! Our snow is made from 100% pure water, with no additives of any kind. This snowy adventure is a perfect choice for families and kids of all ages. You’ll never pay an entrance fee, and parents can watch kids tube for free! Kids and adults love us. But don’t take our word for it – check out our online reviews and see for yourself! From 3 to 93, everyone loves to slide down the hill!”

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