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Rafting in the Smokies

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Address: 3595 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753
Phone Number: 800-776-7238
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Inspired Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains! Offering whitewater rafting,...

Inspired Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains! Offering whitewater rafting, family float trips, ziplines, a challenging ropes course, horseback riding, and a Geocache location. VACATION PACKAGES FOR AFFORDABLE SMOKY MOUNTAIN FUN! Come play with us and then enjoy the rest of your day on our Family Adventure Island with complimentary picnic tables, grills, walking trail, and family playground. We are a one-stop-adventure-shop serving ages 3 and up. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. 34 years of rafting experience. Restrictions may apply. Raft with the best: Rafting in the Smokies!

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Amazing Rafting Trip

Rafting in the Smokies does amazing trips. Our kids were 3 & 7 and we were never worried about their safety. Our guide Curly showed us a great time and wouldn't hesitate to ask... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Rafting in the Smokies does amazing trips. Our kids were 3 & 7 and we were never worried about their safety. Our guide Curly showed us a great time and wouldn't hesitate to ask for him again if we ever make it back. A definite stop while in the smokies.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My better half and I did the Lower Pigeon experience with two small children in tow (ages 7 and 3). There was a severe storm prior to heading out, and we thought we had to cancel, but the rain let up to a drizzle prior to going out. By the time we hit the river, the sun had come back... More 

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Teresa K, General Manager at Rafting in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you had such a great time rafting the lower Pigeon. It's always good to hear our guests had a great time and made family memories they will continue to take with them. Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies, and we hope you'll... More 

Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We had a great water rafting ever with the nicest guide. We did it in Aug and I cannot remember the guy's name but he said he is always with the pink helmet as there are 3 guys with the same name as his. He is an amazing guide and explained everything very well. He also let us swim in... More 

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Thank ViennaMom68
Teresa K, General Manager at Rafting in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you had such a great time rafting! It's always good to hear the guides were awesome and we will pass t his along to the one with the Pink Helmet :). Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies, and we hope you'll come... More 

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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I white water raft very often and I really enjoyed this a great deal. The day we went, it was pouring down raining and thundering a great deal (even lightening at times)-however the trip still went on! We had an AMAZING raft guide on the raft with us (having a guide was rare since most of the other ones I... More 

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Teresa K, General Manager at Rafting in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you all had such a great time rafting! It's always good to hear the guides were awesome. Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies, and we're glad you did the zip lining as well. We hope to see you again on your next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

All the guides were great to be around and took very good care of you on the river! Great for first time going.

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Teresa K, General Manager at Rafting in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the river. We are also glad the guides were great! Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies, we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. Kindest regards, -RITS team More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The zipline course has nice, long runs with good elevation. Although she barely made the weight and age requirements, my 5 year old daughter had an absolute blast with this being her first zipline experience. The guides are very friendly and they know how to show you a good time without significant risk. This is a great activity to mix... More 

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Teresa K, General Manager at Rafting in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you and your daughter had such a great time zip-lining! Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies, we hope to see you again. Kindest regards, -RITS team More 

Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This was a family favorite. Our guide was friendly and knew what he was doing. He told us a lot of history about the river. Our boys ages 11 & 12 had a blast and it was not to rough for them. I would recommend Rafting in the Smokies if you are planning a rafting trip.

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Teresa K, General Manager at Rafting in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you all had such a great time! If you can remember your raft guide's name, let us know - we like to pass on all of our TripAdvisor feedback to them. Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies and we hope to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We were a large group of 8 so we had to split our group between two rafts. My raft was guided by Heather. She gave us clear instruction as to what we must do to have an enjoyable and safe journey down the rapids. None of us had ever gone white water rafting before. I had 4 preteens/teenagers with me... More 

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Teresa K, General Manager at Rafting in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you all had such a great time with Heather! Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies, we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Great Smoky Mountains and Thank you for posting some of your pictures. Kindest regards, -RITS... More 

Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Jason (with the Pink Helmet!) was awesome guide for our trip. He ensured that new and experienced rafters had fun. We went on labor day weekend, but despite of huge rush, these guys managed it well and all of us could finish the activity in time. Definitely recommend Rafting in Smokies for whitewater rafting in this area.

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Thank SSinha5
Teresa K, General Manager at Rafting in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you all had such a great time with Jason! Thank you for visiting Rafting in the Smokies and we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. Kindest regards, -RITS team More 

Corinth, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best Baby Back ribs and Pig Nachos in the area. Fast and friendly service at a reasonable price. Great atmosphere.

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Teresa K, General Manager at Rafting in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thanks! We'll make sure to pass along the compliments! More 

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