Townsend Outdoor Adventure | Townsend, Tennessee | My Smoky Mountain Guide

Townsend Outdoor Adventure

You don’t need much when you come to Townsend for outdoor adventure. Just grab your swim suit, a pair of shorts, and a comfortable pair of walking shoes, and you’re ready.


Tubing is the sport of choice in Townsend. The Little Pigeon River flows right through Townsend and provides a great tubing experience. The water is crystal clear as it rushes down the mountain.

Families, church groups, school groups, individuals, anyone, can rent a tube and hit the water for a day of rafting fun. Several companies provide tube rental and transportation services for guests.

Horseback Riding

Visit one of the Townsend horse stables for a unique riding experience. There is nothing quite like riding horseback in the mountains.

Culture Tours

Want to learn even more about the mountain culture? Take a heritage tour or rent an off road vehicle for a guided tour of the back country.


Cades Cove Heritage Tours | Townsend, Tennessee | Townsend Outdoor Adventure | My Smoky Mountain Guide

Cades Cove Heritage Tours

123 Cromwell Drive
Townsend, TN 37882

(865) 448-8838

Public and private tours of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Specializing in Cades Cove, Elkmont and Newfound Gap. Cades Cove Heritage Tours offers fully guided bus tours for individuals and groups of all ages. Sit back and enjoy the ride on our 14 or 18 passenger Educational Transportation Vehicles. Our experienced and friendly guides will take care of the traffic while you focus on the beautiful scenery and wildlife with your family and friends. Learn all about the history, personal stories, and natural resources that make the Smoky Mountains so unique.

Cowboy Tubin'

Cowboy Tubin’

8351 State Highway 73
Townsend, TN 37882

(865) 448-6858

Open May 24 – Labor Day. Cowboy Tubin’ has been providing visitors and locals alike with an opportunity to float down one of the most pristine parts of the Little River. You may be wondering, how much fun could tubing be? Imagine… your group floating along the clear river water, seeing beautiful local wildlife and listening to the current ebb and flow. Imagine looking around and seeing all of those smiles from your favorite people as you soak up that beautiful East Tennessee weather. That’s what tubing is, fun, relaxing, happy.


Davy Crockett Riding Stables | Townsend, Tennessee | Townsend Outdoor Adventure | My Smoky Mountain Guide

Davy Crockett Riding Stables

505 Old Cades Cove Road
Townsend, TN 37882

(865) 448-6411

The Smokies can be explored by all ages, on horseback, with the help of an experienced equestrian professional at Davy Crockett Riding Stables!


Next To Heaven Ziplines & Unguided Horse Tours

Next To Heaven Ziplines & Unguided Horse Tours

1239 Wears Valley Road
Townsend, TN 37882

(865) 448-6947

The only UNGUIDED Horseback Ride in TN and the best Zip Lines in the Smoky Mountains. We have the most scenic views from our trails and zip lines.


Smoky Mountain River Rat | Townsend, Tennessee | Outdoor Adventure

River Rat Tubing

205 Wears Valley Road
Townsend, TN 37882

(865) 448-8888

Paddle – Splash – Play! River Rat Tubing is your East Tennessee destination for a cool escape in the middle of the Smoky Mountains. Float and drift down the Little River, with two awesome routes included in one price! We offer both the upper section and lower sections of the Little River. The lower section is our family-friendly float and features relaxing rapids, scenic views, and even a rock jump! The upper section is what we like to call the “adventure float.” It features a scenic float with adrenaline-pumping rapids and cool, refreshing swimming holes.


Smoky Mountain Outdoor Center | Townsend, Tennessee | Townsend Outdoor Adventure | My Smoky Mountain Guide

Smoky Mountain Outdoor Center

209 Wears Valley Road
Townsend, TN 37882

(865) 448-3500

Smoky Mountain Outdoor Center went the extra mile and had their tubes developed for the river. The canvas covers and mesh bottoms will keep you afloat. And, their bike rentals offer comfortable beach cruisers that are easy and fun to ride. Ride with SMOC and experience some of the most beautiful trails in the Smokies!


Tube River Rage

Tube River Rage

8303 State Highway 73
Townsend, TN 37882

(865) 448-8000

Come see us in the heart of Townsend and enjoy the longest float down the upper Little River – from the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park back to our building! This is not a lazy river either! You will experience calm and peaceful areas, as well as some rapids. We also have kayaks and paddle boards. Tube River Rage has it all!


Wild Laurel Golf Course

Wild Laurel Golf Course

702 Country Club Drive
Townsend, TN 37882

(865) 738-3134

Providing a uniquely beautiful golfing experience, Wild Laurel is a full-service, public golf course. Throughout your round, you will experience the best golf East Tennessee has to offer. Our golf course, neighboring Cade’s Cove, hosts a par 70, 18-hole regulation course perfect for all levels of golfers. Additionally, our Pro Shop carries the equipment needed to play a great round, including state-of-the-art rental clubs.

Wolf Creek Motorsport Rentals

Wolf Creek Motorsport Rentals

7321 E Lamar Alexander Parkway
Townsend, TN 37882

(828) 735-0039

Let’s Ride! The East Tennessee and Western North Carolina area, have long been considered motorcycle heaven. Maybe it’s the challenge of riding twisty roads like the “Dragon”, taking in the beautiful vistas available from roads like the Blue Ridge Pkwy, or Cherohala Skyway, or exploring some of the fantastic gravel forest roads in the area. Wherever your taste runs, be it a sport bike, touring bike, dual sport, or anything in between, we should have the right one for you.

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