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Upper Pigeon River Rafting Trip
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Lower Pigeon River Rafting Trip
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The Pigeon River, located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains just a short drive from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN, offers breathtaking scenery and exciting whitewater rafting thrills! This magnificent river begins in North Carolina and continues through Tennessee. Experience white water rafting in Tennessee and raft through class 3 to 4 rapids where you'll be assured of an exciting adventure at one of the best attractions in Gatlinburg TN!"Whitewater Rafting at it's Finest"
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Hartford, TN
+1 800-771-7238
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Smoky Mountain Outdoors is rated #1 on Trip Advisor for a reason. They are very well organized and friendly. We did many fun things while on our vacation to Tennessee and this was by far the most exciting!! Randy was our guide and he was...More

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went for a family trip down to Tennessee and decided to try out white water rafting! it was such a fun experience because of our guide, who just made the whole trip very enjoyable. Bart was a great guide and kept the conversation going...More

Thank Paityn N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great time rafting down the Upper Pigeon River on a beautiful August day! Things were well organized and all of the staff were friendly. Our guide, Tyler, was excellent! We had two you children in our raft, and Tyler was attentive to them...More

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our second time with Smoky Mountain Outdoors. We had a great trip both times. From the girls in the store to the guides they were all super nice and accommodating. We noticed that all of the other rafting companies got out of the...More

Thank AdamW17
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was a little apprehensive as it was my first time. As it turns out all six of us were newbies. Our guide randy was very good to us!! Gave us the best tour had wonderful information about the area and was geniunely interested in...More

1  Thank Kristy B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been white water rafting before and this trip didn't disappoint. Though the rapids were a bit smaller than expected there were still one or two wild ones. The guides were professional and the scenery was beautiful (though it is next to a highway)....More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked online the day before and saved $12 per person! Every little helps when there are four of us doing something. Definately need closed shoes, swim shoes or not permitted to go. Water wasn't too cold! They recommend arrive at least 45 mins early....More

Thank NykolaJane
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our guide, Ian, was a fantastic guide!!! A wonderful time!! I would recommend 100% for anybody looking to have a fun time

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great time on our raft trip! We did the upper river trip and it was a blast! Emily was our tour guide and she was knowledgeable, fun and made us all feel comfortable and safe. We had 2 13 year olds &...More

Thank Alice B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Randy really make it a great trip for our family! We had our two daughters, ages 4 and 6, in the raft and he took good care of them. We had just enough excitement without freaking them out (and freaking me out). I loved hearing...More

Thank Tiffiney W
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17 August 2017|
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Response from Robbie C | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can wear one. Some helmets have ones that were put on by customers. I used a head elastic head mount amd put it over the helmet.
29 July 2017|
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Response from KatrinaRose223 | Reviewed this property |
I can barely swim and never felt unsafe. I rafted in Colorado the first time I went and think Upper Pigeon is a great place to do your first raft trip. It's a little more mild and still a lot of fun. You'd be bored on the... More
25 July 2017|
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Response from pjcurci | Reviewed this property |
We have done rafting trips that were workouts...this was not one of them! This was more a fun ride! Little effort needed. Flow of water and guides do 99% of work. They have you paddle 2-3 times at a stretch ( as previously... More