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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
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Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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

Thank Kristy B
Reviewed 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great rafting experience, the guides are great. Was a rainy day during my visit. Took the upper route, it has rapids till level 4. Would recommend upper level if you are looking for some adventure. You arrive there and signup, wait for your name to...More

Thank itshp
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved our upper river rafting trip with Justine! All 3 of my boys had a great time (15,13,9). Justine was full of interesting information about the area and even helped my boys in a water fight against our friends in a different raft. I...More

Thank naperfamily5
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a blast rafting down the Upper Pigeon River. We had a large group (21 people), and were split over 3 rafts. All rafting guides were great, we had two that each had over 10 years of experience. The layout of the facility provided...More

Thank Kathleen P
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17 August 2017|
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Response from earlyriser75 | Reviewed this property |
They do have the helmet to attach a Go-pro...just ask for it. We saw several people wearing them.
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