Looking for the best tubing and kayaking in Townsend? You've just found it. Make plans to visit Smoky Mountain River Rat. Smoky Mountain River Rat offers offers river tubing and kayaking on the Little River. With two river trips, upper section and lower section, included in our one low price this is a must-do activity when in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area.

 

The upper section is the adventure float and features a scenic float with adventure rapids and swimming holes. The upper section of the river is suitable for ages 5 and up (depending on water levels) The lower section is our family friendly float and features a rock jump, rope swing, relaxing rapids, and is just as scenic as the upper float. The lower section of the river is great for ages two and up.

Address:
205 Wears Valley Road
Townsend TN, 37882
Phone:
(865) 448-8888

View natures breathtaking scenery, while floating the headwaters of the Little River.

$9 ALL DAY TUBIN' FUN!

Address:
8351 Tennessee 73
Townsend TN, 37882
Phone:
(865) 448-6858

River John's can help you find, not only peace but also a whole lot of beauty, fun and relaxation. Learn the true meaning of "quiet" where the only sound you might hear may be the dipping of a paddle in the water alongside your canoe.
You'll see Great Blue Herons soaring among stately Sycamore trees. See fish flash beneath you... watch turtles sunbathing on ancient craggy stumps... swim or wade a little, or maybe throw in a line or two. Top your adventure by camping over a night or two on River John's 3 acre island surrounded by the Little River.
So test your spirit of adventure! There is nothing like some sunshine and fresh air mingled with Mother Nature to sooth your outlook on life and actually experience that "Peace" we are always looking for!
Come on and explore with us... and at reasonable rates at that!

Address:
4134 Cave Mill Road
Townsend TN, 37804
Phone:
(865) 982-0793

As the HOT summer sun shines bright and the troubles of the world rage...visit Tube Junction for a quality fun tradition surrounded by the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. As your toes dangle in the cool water of the Little River and the tube twists and turns down the rapids your cares will float away replaced only by Summer fun! Sound good? 

Address:
8215 State Highway 73
Townsend TN, 37882
Phone:
865-448-8990

Vonore USGS quad topo map.

35.6165, -84.1382

925 feet (282 meters)

Lake information:

Louisville USGS quad topo map.

35.8120, -84.0310

814 feet (248 meters)

Lake information:

Blockhouse USGS quad topo map

35.6370, -83.9735

1056 feet (322 meters)

The Townsend Shopping Center is one of the oldest stores in Townsend, TN. The country store has everything you need from milk, eggs, to PVC pipe. They have also been an Case Cutlery Dealer since 1975. Fishing Licenses may be obtained here. 

Address:
7609 Highway 73
Townsend TN, 37882
Phone:
(865) 448-6915

Tim Doyle has been fly fishing the Great Smoky Mountain National Park for over thirty (30) years.  Let him be your host and guide to fishing the beautiful freestone streams of the park.  You can fish areas that are easily accessed or he can take you into the back country to explore some of the more remote areas of the park.  In either of these types of areas you can catch wild rainbow, brown and the native Appalachian brook trout.  Learn to make all of your future fly-fishing experiences in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park enjoyable and rewarding by learning the best methods, strategies and techniques.  Give him a call and make you reservation for a trip in the Smokies or one of the other many places we fish in Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina.

Address:
Walland
Walland TN, 37886
Phone:
(865) 621-1709