There are a lot of ways to know when Summer truly hits the Smoky Mountains:
But if the calendar and those items don’t quite indicate a spirit of Summer fun in the Smokies, there’s one thing that never fails -Tubing in the Smoky Mountains! Summer without tubing is like a “Q” with no “U” after it, nothing provides a unique combination of fun and thrills while also being relaxing, serene and atmospheric at the same time like renting a tube from one of several professional river fun companies that we have in our area and nearby communities.
In this article, we’ll recommend some companies to check out and consider adding to your Summer 2018 getaway plans. Let’s look!
1980 Pittman Center Rd
Sevierville, TN 37876
Info: “This is a Smoky Mountain tradition you do not want to miss. The River Romp is now celebrating its eighteenth year in the water recreational field. We provide a safe tubing experience with a knowledgeable staff and the best equipment. Our courteous and friendly personnel are always willing to go beyond to see that our customers are safe and satisfied.” – website
Tube rates are $12.00 per person for 1-9 people and $10.00 for 10+ people. Group, church and military discounts are available.
Townsend, TN 37882
Info: “We are located on the banks of the Little River, at at the entrance to the Smoky Mountains National Park, and closest gateway to famous Cades Cove in Townsend, Tennessee. Our reputation is based on offering the best service at the lowest 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. Jump in a comfortable and colorful tube and enjoy the serenity of the Mountains up and down the river stream! Every trip with River-Rage includes a FREE all-day shuttle service, USCG approved life-vest, and choice of a tube-run. Our shuttle bus will take you for a short ride to the starting point. Little River has numerous exciting mountain rapids along with slower moving waters -perfect for relaxation and family fun.” – website
Tube rates are $10.00 per person. Group rates are between $8.00 to $9.50 per person depending on group size. Tubing and barbeque combo packages are also available.
8351 State Highway 73
Townsend, TN 37882
Info: “View natures breathtaking scenery, while floating the headwaters of the Little River.
* 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!” – website
Rates are $10.00 per person.
209 Wears Valley Rd
Townsend, TN, 37882
Info:“Come spend the day tubing on the beautiful Little River in Townsend, TN and don’t just see the Smokies, be a part of them The Little River in Townsend is a part of our beautiful state that we believe everybody should experience. Because of this, we can’t think of a better place to bring your tubing group, or plan a church group outing or arrange a scouting retreat for scouts of any age or gather any type of group who wants a unique take on what makes The Smoky Mountains so great!” – website
Tubing rates are $15.00 per adult for all-day tubing, $12.00 per youth (age 6-17) for all-day tubing and children aged 2 to 5 are free all-day. Price includes all-day shuttle.
Dolly’s Splash Country is on this list not because it provides the same river tubing experiences as the others listed above, but because the price of admission allows you to enjoy tubing experiences while on park and no list on Summer tubing fun would be complete without it.
1198 McCarter Hollow Rd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37862
Admission price is $49.95 for 1-day ticket per person. For 2-day tickets, it’s $69.95 per person and 3-day tickets are $79.95 per person.
Come to the Smokies and get your tube on!