The little river in Townsend is a wide slow moving shallow river bed that makes for an excellent place to spend a day or afternoon relaxing on a rubber tube! A nice affordable way for the whole family to relax and enjoy the mountains while avoiding the summer heat! Choose from several outfitters that provide tubes, rides back to your car as well as other comforts like changing rooms and bathroom facilities!
River Tubing in the Smokies
Cowboy Tubing / Tube Rentals
8351 Tennessee 73, Townsend, TN 37882 Phone:(865) 448-6858 Cowboy Tubing rents tubes along the little river in Townsend and are located at They have all day rates, offer a shuttle service and have free parking! Everyone 12 and under must wear a life jacket. The route has class 2 rapids along the way! Clean restrooms, changing area's and a helpful staff make Cowboy Tubing a great company to rent from!
River Rage Tubing
Located on route 73 just past the traffic light at 8303 Tennessee 73, Townsend, TN 37882 (865) 448-8000 River Rage features three river routes that can be enjoyed by anyone age 3 and up! They use a private access and have vans that will bring you back to your starting point when you have finished floating down river! The facility offers a go cart track, restaurant and restrooms.
Smoky Mountain River Rat / Tube Rentals
Tube's & Kayaks! Located next the bridge on route 321, Wears Valley road in Townsend, Tennessee. Smoky Mountain River Rat offers two different sections of the river for one low price. The upper section is for ages 5 and up. It features rapids and swimming holes in a senic setting! The lower section is the family section for ages 2 and up! This section has a rope swing, small rapids and a gentle lazy river! 205 Wears Valley Rd, Townsend, Tn Call 865-448-8888