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Address: 453 Brookside Village Way, Hartford, TN 37753
Phone Number: +1 800-771-7238
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Description: The Pigeon River, located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains just a short...
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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Upper River Trip

Thumbs up to our guide Bubbie for a great rafting experience for my Wife and I ,Thanks SMO . Your guide made sure too put us in the best Rapids to create the best experience , be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Thumbs up to our guide Bubbie for a great rafting experience for my Wife and I ,Thanks SMO . Your guide made sure too put us in the best Rapids to create the best experience , be prepared to get wet.💦💦

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Harrisburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You will get wet!Lots of fun. Saw wild life, wish we had a water proof camera. Would be great for whole family vacation adventure. Great photos to purchase.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Crazy Carl, Best guide yet! told funny jokes, helped and made us laugh when we lost a paddle and had to go get it! Splashing competitions with family on another boat was amazing and hilarious! And might I mention his beard was ON FLEEK?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My family and I decided to go white water rafting while we were in Tennessee. We found this place online and heard good things so we decided to try it. We had an amazing time and a great tour guide. Our guides name was Wilson, and he was excellent about giving us history about the river as well as his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

DJ was awesome the veg o matic didn't grind our boat of awesomeness!!! The beaver sharks where out in full force DJ was fighting them off with nothing but his bear hands! It was nothing short of a miracle to survive the vicious attack!! Always remember never feed them not friendly critters! DJ had our backs all the way through... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I found the Smoky Mountain Outdoors brochure and then looked them up on Tripadvisor. The deal was sealed and we booked our reservation for Upper Pigeon River. When we arrived, my dad said, "I want the guide with the beard." And, sure enough, we got Birdman. It was only our family group of four on our raft down the river.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife, twin 7 year olds, and 11 and 12 year old boys all had a very nice time for their first ever rafting adventure. The Lower Pigeon River is class I and II with one small class III rapid at the end so it is very non-threatening for younger rafters. The Smoky Mountain Outdoors staff were all fun and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

STANLEY was the best guide. he took me on his boat last minute so I could join my camping neighbors .... the Iowa girls with no accent. The trip was fun & great tip on hiking up to Midnight Hole for swim .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

First rafting trip in 15 years! Had a blast! Def be back next year. Our guides name was Stanley and he kept smiles on our faces. He was knowledgeable on the river and polite. Made the experience that much better! Thanks for the memories Stanley!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Everything from reservations to the guide was great! We started to do the lower and they pointed out the the upper would probably be better suited for our group. They where correct. Office ladies were great and our guide Stanley did really great job getting us down the river safely in the most exciting way. Hope to see you guys... More 

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