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Pigeon River
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Brian S
Sumter, SC80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Located in the heart of the Smokey mountains this was one of the best memories our kids remember from Tennessee. We did the big attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge but it was this that they had the most fun. Nothing like being outdoors and experiencing nature. This is one of those locations you just have to know about and be willing to try. It's not a big tourist area and the locals are always around. Still, if your looking for something that's away from downtown and fun you can't beat this.
Written 2 April 2023
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Yaroslav S
Orange City, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
The rafting itself is my all time favorite activity that I would recommend to anyone. The experience is heightened to another level when you have a great guide like we did in DJ. He guided us with his expertise to hit the water perfectly, provided an entire one man comedy show, and was genuine / relatable as a fellow human and outdoor enthusiast.
Written 6 July 2020
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Bob P
Saint Simons Island, GA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We are such a great time. I highly recommend that everyone trying to get out.. definitely. memorial.
Written 8 October 2019
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Tiffany T
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
This was a great way to start our day! SMO did a great job!
We brought our 2 teenagers (16 and 14) with and they had a great time and wished there were more rapids as the class IV are obviously more fun for sure. The Extreme rafting would have been perfect for that, but we could not fit a family of 4 in those rafts. The Upper Pigeon tour was still a great way to spend 1.5-2 hours. Ryan was our guide was great! He was personable and we had great conversation about some history on the river, he gave great ideas for other things to do and places to visit here in in the area! Thanks Ryan and enjoy your snuggles with Curry while you can😉
Written 7 August 2019
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Spencer
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We went whitewater rafting on the upper Pigeon River with Smoky Mountain Outdoors. Our guide, Emily, did an excellent job preparing us for the trip, and she handled the boat very well through the rapids and higher than usual water flow. She responded quickly and pulled one of our group back into the boat after they fell out in the rapids.

We all had a great time and will definitely go again!
Written 26 July 2019
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Bryce V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Me and my brother Braeden had an excellent adventure with our tour guide Josh. We can’t wait to go back again next year.
Written 24 July 2019
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Victoria Wiedel
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
When on our 1st big water rapids today with Smokey mountain rapids n we had the best guide named Nila... she definitely knew her stuff and made our whole family feel safe during our whole trip.... highly suggest requesting Nila and doing the rapids with her on your next visit... if we ever get to go back we will definitely go back to them n most definitely request her
Written 16 July 2019
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Dtr
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
There were two nervous people in our party of 4. By the end we all wanted to go again. We were on the water over an hour. Heather, our guide, was awesome. Kept everything simple and made us laugh along the way too. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to white water raft in Gatlinburg. Ask for Heather!
Written 25 June 2019
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John M
Kingsland, GA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Excellent trip, our guide Clay was wonderful, made entire @2 hour ride a joy. A little for everyone from class 1 to Class 4 rapids and then a chance to jump in and swim towards the end. Had a 8 and 11 year old granddaughters with us, both loved it. Highly recommend this tour group
Written 11 June 2019
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spindron
113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
a good whitewater starter river, just check the weather and go !! fun for your and old alike, watch the out flow from TVA
Written 4 September 2018
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