Smoky Mountain River Rat is your East Tennessee destination for a cool escape in the heart of the Smokies. From top-notch tubing to heart-pumping whitewater rafting, we specialize in making lasting memories. Family owned and operated, since 1995, our business is rooted in providing a positive experience for everyone.
River Rat Whitewater offers rafting adventures on the Pigeon River. The Upper Pigeon combines racing rapids with natural beauty to bring you the excitement of rafting in the Smoky Mountains. Ages 8 and older.
Rafting with young ones, or just want to take it easy? The Lower Pigeon Adventure has plenty of rapids to satisfy your craving for excitement, but mellow enough for even the youngest thrill seekers. Ages 3 and up.
Also available, kayaking, daycations, lunch, tubing and ziplining packages, picnic area, changing rooms, hot showers and bus parking.
Our team members are excited to help you plan your trip to the Rat, whether it’s your first or your 50th.
Come play in Mother Nature's Water Parks! PADDLE! SPLASH! PLAY!