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

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

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.