River Romp Tubes and Kayaks Rentals in Sevierville, TN

1980 Pittman Center RoadSevierville, TN 37876
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River Romp Tubes and Kayaks Rentals features tubing in the Smokies, with a convenient location less than five miles from Dollywood. Each tubing trip takes approximately two hours, depending on river conditions. Your tubing experience begins at the Barn and goes approximately 2.5 miles where you exit to a pavilion with a phone that is hot-lined to the office. One day Kayak rental includes two trips and all day tubing. Life jackets and shuttle provided. Fun for the entire family!

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from Ashley, one of our Sevierville Travel Experts
  • Perfect summertime activity for families.
  • Tube down river 2.5 miles.
  • Kayak rentals include all day tubing (max weight 225lbs per kayak).
  • Each trip takes about 2 hours.
  • 2.5 miles of tubing.
  • Bring sunscreen.
  • Arrive early in the day to allow enough time for multiple trips down the river.
  • Life jackets and shuttle provided.
  • Family owned and operated for over 25 years.
  • Located less than 5 miles from Dollywood.

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Joan B.

This is a great outdoor experience for families with children of varying ages. Our guide provided required life jackets for the children and great advise before putting us on our tubes. The float trip took about 2 hours and they picked us up at the end point and shuttled us back. They have a couple picnic tables on site and advise you arrive early to take advantage of multiple trips down the river. Bring water shoes!

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from River Romp Tubes and Kayaks Rentals
River Romp Tubes and Kayaks Rentals features tubing in the Smokies, with a convenient location less than 5 Miles from Dollywood.

The Smoky Mountain River Romp was listed in the book 100 Secrets of the Smokies’ as Secret number 50. It’s no secret, though, that a day with the River Romp tubing the river is great fun.

Each trip takes approximately two hours, depending on river conditions. We shuttle you back from your trip. Afterward, you can enjoy a picnic on our grounds, fish or take another ride down the river at NO ADDITIONAL charge. You can ride all day!

The River Romp is a family owned attraction in its 25th year in the water recreation field. We are located on the Little Pigeon River, less than five miles from Dollywood’s Splash Country, yet it offers the scenery and peacefulness of a secluded mountain river.

Your tubing experience begins at the “Barn” and goes approximately 2.5 miles where you exit to a Pavilion with a phone that is “hot-lined” to our office. Once you identify yourself, we dispatch our courteous driver, who will pick you up within minutes and return you to the “Barn,” where you can get back in the River, picnic, leave and return (prior to 4:00 pm) and take another ride.

Children 2-4 are welcome to tube with us free of charge; however, they must ride in the same tube with an adult. Children 5-17, as well as all adults, are welcome.

We are honored to say we have been blessed to serve the needs of numerous mobility challenged individuals due to our easy access to the River and exit from the River. Although we have no height, weight or ability restrictions, we will advise our customers of the daily River conditions to the best of our ability, including shallow and deep sections.

Our Family has deep roots in Safety and Service. YOUR SAFETY & ENJOYMENT ARE OUR PRIMARY GOAL. In addition to the continuous monitoring of local and national weather, our entire Staff has received numerous Safety classes, including, but not limited to CPR and lifeguard training.

We not only provide U.S Coast Guard approved life jackets, we require ALL MINORS to have a life vest and offer them to all adults (Of course there is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE for life vests!) as well.

Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

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Tonya G.
Lawrenceburg, TN
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fun fun fun"
August 2016
My family of 5 had an awesome time! The staff was helpful and very polite! The kayaking was so much fun and I really appreciated the shuttle service!
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Tip: Awesome entertainment!!

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Malana Ledley
Kenton, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun times"
August 2016
We had a good time kayaking! Wish we would have chosen a longer trip though.
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Tip: Make sure you're prepared to hit a ton of rocks!

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Robert Mikel
Louisville, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome Memories"
June 2016
peaceful and serene float down the river, nice to be unsupervised and able to float at our own pace . Friendly and helpful, quick to pick up at the end of our trip .
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Tip: kayaks were sit ons

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Darla M.
Richmond, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome Day of Relaxation!!!"
June 2016
We enjoyed our first day of floating so much that we went back the next day. The staff were super friendly and the atmosphere was so relaxing. We set our floating cooler up, tied our tubes together and made a day of it!!!! We can't wait to go back:)
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DBari3now
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
"Great day, fun, sun and a peaceful tube doen the river"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 06, 2019 NEW
This was super fun to do! The owners were very active in making guest were well attended to. My husband and I found it very relaxing! It is interesting to see the view from on the river vs on the road. People were very friendly as we all floated down the river. This is a must do!
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cgenia23
Warrensburg, Illinois
"Super fun day"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 05, 2019 NEW
We took our kids and grandkids on the river float trip. This is perfect for small kids. Our grand daughter is 6 yrs old but tiny and she did amazing in a tube by herself. My grandson at age 7 had a blast. It was very relaxing, great people, and really nice tubes. The river is beautiful. It was also just about the perfect length of time that they didn’t get bored or Whitney. We took a cooler and snacks along and rented a cooler float. We stopped several times and snacked and let the kids swim. I highly recommend as a must do.
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Savage_Redeemer
"Best three hours ever!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 02, 2019 NEW
Diana and Jerry run an excellent business. It's very affordable, the staff is always helpful, and the river itself is perfect for anyone that just wants to relax and enjoy a morning/evening of leesure. The time it takes depends mostly on how quickly or slowly you want to go. The pick up times at the end are always less than 5 minutes. Never too crowed and even if it is just slowing down and letting bigger groups pass helps keep a relaxing and enjoyable pace. If you live or vacation in Sevier county defiantly give this place a try. Just remember it's weather premitting. THANKS AGAIN FOR AN AWESOME TIME DIANA!
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Wstanley149
"The BEST time ever!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 02, 2019 NEW
Our buddy has own about this place for ages, and this is the 2nd consecutive year we've all went together! The 3+ hr float down the goregous river is utterly sublime, and everyone is so awesome! They have such a neat setup, all the kids who work the river are great, and Doane in the office is an utter and complete angel. 10/10, would reccomend you do this 5 times a summer!
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Kristal S
"Great float"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 27, 2019 NEW
River Romp Tubing was great. You could pick a tube with a backrest, which I recommend. Or a kayak. Foat time on tube was around 2.5 hours. Kayak takes 1 hour. There are minor rapids that you get to float over, which was unique and exciting. The kids spent some of the time swimming. Shuttle service is provided. They all had a blast. Younger kids might get bored though.
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Romp Tubes and Kayaks Rentals

When are you open?
Our Season runs from the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend through Monday of Labor Day Weekend.  Additionally if weather and River conditions permit, we will be open on weekends in May and September.

Where are you located?
We are conveniently located at 1980 Pittman Center Road, Sevierville, TN (Sevier County). Only 4.5 miles from the Dollywood Entrance on Veterans Blvd. From the Dollywood Entrance on Veterans Blvd. proceed to the next Red light (Jayell Rd) - take a right and continue on Jayell (exactly 3 miles long) till you reach the only Stop sign at Pittman center.  Take a left in front of the Citgo gas station and go 2/10ths of a mile - where you will see the gray "Barn" on your left.  Pull in and leave the rest to us!

What River do you tube/kayak on?
We are located on the Little Pigeon River, which begins in the heart of the Tennessee side of the Smoky Mountains and passes through residential areas.  We are strictly a God-fed river.  We do not receive benefits of the TVA or North Carolina waterways which are opened on designated days for White Water Rafting.  This is why we strongly recommend you phone before coming so we can give you a daily report of the river conditions

Are there any age, weight or ability restrictions?
Kayak Rentals' maximum weight is 225lbs per kayak.

Tubing — Children 2-4 are welcome to tube with us free of charge; however, they must ride in the same tube with an adult.  Children 5-17, as well as all adults are welcome.

We are honored to say we have been blessed to serve the needs of numerous mobility challenged individuals due to our easy access to the River and exit from the River.  Although we have no height, weight or ability restrictions, we will advise our customers of the daily River conditions to the best of our ability, including shallow and deep sections.

Is there any reason you will close?
Two years ago East TN suffered one of the worst droughts in nearly 100 years.  We opted to close 32 days of our 102 day Season, rather than have our guest “carry” their tubes down River.
Additionally, we monitor several local weather stations, the National Weather website, and a Federal website that monitors rate of River flow per cubic foot and River height.  We will apprise our guests of River and Weather conditions to the best of our ability and prefer to close, than possibly remotely endanger our guests.

Can I bring a cooler? Can I reserve a float for my cooler?
Customers are not allowed to bring their own coolers. Guests may rent specialized floats with coolers.  These particular floats are in limited supply. Guests may call ahead to reserve a cooler float.