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Smoky Mountain Outdoors

Hartford, TN
+1 800-771-7238
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US$ 39.26*
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Upper Pigeon River Rafting Trip
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US$ 32.68*
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Hartford, TN
+1 800-771-7238
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great time! Our guide Scott was the best! 10 out of 10. We will be back for sure. We were first timers and did the Upper River. Highly recommend SMO. Very efficient. They run the business like a well-oiled machine.

Thank Kelli H
Reviewed yesterday

Had an excellent experience. We were safe the entire trip and no one fell out the boot. We would highly recommend Smoky Mountain Outdoors for white water rafting. We had first time rafters who loved it!!

Thank Cherie C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our second time rafting with this company. Both times we did the lower section of the river which has smaller rapids. It was myself, wife, father in law, daughter 12 and son 9 al loved it. It was great for our family but...More

Thank Abe E
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our family's first time rafting on a class III-IV rapids river and we had a blast. Our guide JB was very knowledgeable about the river, kept us safe, and made it lots of fun for us and our three kids. The only downside...More

Thank Ohiomom45318
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a really fun trip. We had Andrew as our guide and i would definitely recommend you to ask for him. He was friendly and told a lot of funny jokes. It was my first time doing it and I would definitely do it...More

Thank 66sh1
Reviewed 3 days ago

My sister and I ages 66 and 70 took the Upper Pigeon whitewater trip. This was her first time rafting. Ryan was our guide and absolutely awesome. I believe that he particularly looked after us. He is definitely very experienced and we had plenty of...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family and I had the best time. Our guide, Brother Nature, was awesome. My first time in the Pigeon River with my daughter swimming was memorable. Thank you for the wonderful experience :-)

Thank D W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

BRENNAN and MOOSE were awesome! They made this beginner rafting family feel like experts!! Thank you very much from the Savannah family!!

Thank R B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great time rafting down the Pigeon! Our guide Cheese made the experience everything we wanted! The place was organized and all the workers were helpful and nice! Would definitely go back!

Thank vivalalynds
Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved rafting!! We couldn't have asked for a better guide! His name is Randy if u want the full EXPERIENCE!! We recommend Randy!

Thank moffettsarah27
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25 July 2017|
Response from Jenn L | Reviewed this property |
Usually had to do 2-3 paddles then the guide did most of the work. I think you could do it if you have a boat full of strong people.
15 June 2017|
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Response from Tammy U | Reviewed this property |
They have very good life vests. On our trip there were several that didn't know how to swim. As long as you can kick your feet and move your arms, you'll be fine:-) No one fell out of the raft out of the 5 rafts that we had... More
3 March 2017|
Response from waterlife9 | Property representative |
Our inflatable kayaks are a blast for those seeking a bit of adventure. Our guides paddle alongside offering tips and instruction while you navigate your own kayak. While the Lower is calmer than the Upper section, it does... More