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Tubing in the Smokies

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Some folks enjoying tubing on the Oconaluftee River in Cherokee on a hot summer day.

The high elevation of the Smokies provides several mountain springs that run down the slopes and merge together into large streams and creeks, eventually becoming rivers.  Tubing down one of these scenic rivers provides a natural view of some of the fantastic views the Smoky Mountains have to offer.

Most of the picturesque streams and creeks are located in the south, near the towns of Townsend, Bryson City, and Cherokee. These rivers include Deep Creek, the Oconaluftee River, and the Little River.  Tubing can also be done, however, near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge on the Little Pigeon River.

Select hotels have free tubing services, or, if you prefer, you can buy an inner tube at any souvenir shop.

Check out these local tubing services to help plan your trip:

Other Tubing Businesses......

Add to Trip Planner   Cherokee Rapids
1861 Acquoni Road
Cherokee, NC  28719
828-736-4231
Website


Add to Trip Planner   Cowboy Tubin'
8351 Tennessee State Highway 73
Townsend, TN  37882
865-448-6858
Website


Add to Trip Planner   Cozy Creek Cottages
163 Moody Farm Road
Maggie Valley, NC  28751
828-926-1231
Website


Add to Trip Planner   Creekstone Inn
4034 South River Road
Pigeon Forge, TN  37868
800-523-3919
Website


Add to Trip Planner   Deep Creek Lodge & Creekside Tubing
1881 West Deep Creek Road
Bryson City, NC  28713
828-488-2587
Website


Add to Trip Planner   Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground
1090 West Deep Creek Road
Bryson City, NC  28713
828-488-6055
Website


Add to Trip Planner   J.J.'s Tube Rentals
1651 Toot Hollow Road
Bryson City, NC  28713
828-488-3018
Website


Add to Trip Planner   KOA- Cherokee Great Smokies
92 KOA Campground Road
Cherokee, NC  28719
828-497-9711
Website


Add to Trip Planner   KOA- Townsend Great Smokies
8533 Tennessee State Highway 73
Townsend, TN  37882
865-448-2241
Website


Add to Trip Planner   River Rage (Pigeon Forge)
205 Pine Mountain Road
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
865-448-8000
Website


Add to Trip Planner   River Rage (Townsend)
8307 Tennessee State Highway 73 Scenic
Townsend, TN  37882
865-448-8000
Website


Add to Trip Planner   River Romp
1980 Pittman Center Road
Sevierville, TN  37876
865-774-5994
Website


Add to Trip Planner   River Run Canoe & Rafting
472 Rainbow Road
Sevierville, TN  37862


Add to Trip Planner   Rolling Thunder River Company
10160 Highway 19 West
Bryson City, NC  28713
800-408-7238
Website


Add to Trip Planner   Smoky Mountain Campground & Tube Rentals
1840 West Deep Creek Road
Bryson City, NC  28713
828-488-3302
Website


Add to Trip Planner   Smoky Mountain Outdoor Center
209 Wears Valley Road
Townsend, TN  37882
(865) 448-3500
Website


Add to Trip Planner   Smoky Mountain River Rat
205 Wears Valley Road
Townsend, TN  37882
865-448-8888
Website


Add to Trip Planner   Toobin' & Groovin'
3708 Wears Valley Road
Sevierville, TN  37862
865-640-7026


Looking for a wilder river adventure? Check out our whitewater rafting page.