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Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing

Looking for the best dog-friendly tubing in Townsend, Tennessee? Smoky Mountain River Rat offers river tubing on the Beautiful Little River, and Outpost A is pet-friendly! Bring Fido and make sure no family member misses out on this river adventure. Dogs float for just $5. Dog owners are also encouraged to rent a tether if they want a separate tube for their pooch. Dogs over 60 lbs are discouraged due to tube popping. Visit Website

Or call (865) 448-8888 for more information.


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Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 1,383 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Samantha
    Jul. 11, 2021
    Dog friendly and very fun

    This was one of our favorites on our trip. My little yorkie loved it! They will give you a tube for your dog but we opted to hold ours since she is so small. The river wasn't flowing to fast and my dog never fell off. You do have to bring your own life jacket for them. Best advice is to take a paddle or stick in case you get stuck it can be a lot of work to keep going. Wish they allowed dogs on Outpost B as well.

  • Katrina
    Jul. 4, 2021
    My pup loved it!

    Got a tube for our water loving pup, but she spent most of the ride in our laps as the ride was bumpy. She had a great time swimming and watching the people and scenery. The water was a bit cold in July, but it did not bother our pup and we got used yo it quickly. Pro tip, do not tether together a bunch of rafts as you will get stuck on rocks constantly. And keep your butt up so it doesn’t hit the rocks. You should definitely bring your water loving dog here!!

  • Casey
    Jun. 28, 2020
    Excellent Pet Friendly Adventure!

    We took our water lovin’ lab and she loved it!! The water was a bit chilly but that didn’t stop her from swimming and riding the tubes with us. We were encouraged to get a tether and her own float. In the future we will forgo both just because when she wasn’t swimming on her own she was in one of our floats and was not comfortable in her own tube. Over all I give it a 5/5 on pet friendliness! Definitely will be back!

  • Sarah
    Jun. 18, 2020
    So much fun!

    My dog did not particularly like the tube so he ended up riding down the river with us. But he is small so it tossed him around alot. He had lots of fun though!

  • Evonne
    Jun. 7, 2020
    Great Doggie Day

    recommend doing the 10 am float! the parking lot was slammed when we arrived back at 12pm
    Willis has a blast! he had his own tube, but of course wanted in mine. they have dog tubes and are super friendly to furry babies!

  • Briana
    Sep. 4, 2019
    Can't wait to float with them again!

    We tubed with our pup at their Main Tubing Outpost - we'll be back again next season! They provide dog tubes and have tethers for a refundable fee of $2 to tie your tube to theirs. Awesome afternoon. Great facilities.

    Stop at the Burger Master up the street after too! They have treats for you and your pup.

  • Amanda
    More than a year ago
    Great activity to bring your dog!

    We had a wonderful trip down the river. All the staff were very friendly and accommodating for our fur baby. Would highly recommend.

  • Augie
    More than a year ago
    Great time with our lab

    The manager was very accommodating and the result was a great vacation memory with our lab!

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