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Big Bear Tubing

Enjoy a day of River Tubing on the beautiful Tellico River and you know what? You may never want to return to civilization!

After boarding the tube shuttle, you will be ushered to Big Bear Tubing’s private river entrance located at the world-famous Iron Works Grille Restaurant featured on America’s Best Restaurants, where you can enjoy a great meal or beverage.

Upon arrival, you will walk along the trail, leading you to the launching point of your tubing adventure where you will be greeted by our Big Bear Tube Jockey. After receiving your tube, it's time to jump in the water and begin your exciting river adventure!

Photo of seven people happlily sitting on inflatable tube chairs on a still body of water. Trees in the background.

A mix of currents carry you downstream as you sit back and admire the natural surroundings. You will travel below the beautifully constructed private million-dollar bridge, and through a few small rapids to the midway stop, where you can take a nice relaxing swim and enjoy the amazing mountain scenery, while gently winding down the lazy river.

Your river tubing portion lasts approximately 45-65 minutes, depending on the current, river conditions, and time you spend at the midway stop.


We know how much you’re going to enjoy your trip, so no worries, your tubing admission is good for an entire day of tubing FUN!! The last tube shuttle runs at 5 pm. 

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Photo of people on inflatable tube chairs on the shore of a river.

What are you waiting for?


Make plans to visit Big Bear Tubing this summer! It’s sure to be a family favorite for years to come.


Big Bear Tubing is located at 1317 Cherohala Skyway Tellico Plains, TN.

Have questions?


Connect with Big Bear Tubing on Facebook or visit them online at


You can also give them a call 423-519-BEAR. 


Happy tubing!

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