River Tubing

River tubing in the Smoky Mountains is an exhilarating ride in an inner tube down a mountain river

River Tubing down one of the most scenic rivers in the Smoky Mountains is a great way to experience a hot, sunny day. An alpine river provides great fun for families, couples, and groups.

River Tubing

The “Wye” in Townsend, TN.  You can rent a tube from local tubing businesses and float for an hour or all day.  Image by Jeaneane Payne

It’s Summer Time.  Let’s go River Tubing!  This is a favorite outdoor adventure in the Smoky Mountains.  Floating in a tube down one of the scenic rivers in the Smoky Mountains is a great way to spend a hot, sunny day. Tubing down an alpine river is fun and a great way to spend a day of your vacation. The season runs from early May to mid-October.  Wear a swimsuit and rubber water shoes or old tennis shoes. Flip-flops get lost. Don’t wear expensive jewelry because it gets lost. If you want to wear sunglasses, wear cheap ones in case they get lost.

River Rage

Every trip includes FREE all-day shuttle service, USCG approved life-vest, and choice of a tube-run. A shuttle bus will take you for a short ride to the starting point.  You will float down the Little River where you will experience numerous exciting mountain rapids along with slower moving waters.

River Romp
Located on the Little Pigeon River, your adventure begins in the heart of the Tennessee side of the Smoky Mountains In addition, it passes through residential areas.

Tube Junction
Take a ride down a mountain river on exclusively heavy gauge, multi-colored tubes with handles and bottoms.

For more river adventure, try white water rafting in the Smokies.  It’s all about the Great Outdoors!

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