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Smoky Mountain Outdoors

453 Brookside Village Way, Hartford, TN 37753
+1 800-771-7238
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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" « less
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Chose smoky mountain outdoors for our first experience white water rafting when we visited in July. We were 3 adults and 4 boys ages 6,7,8 and 9. We did the lower pigeon mainly because the age of our kids as they were too young to do the upper. It was very safe and the kids loved it. Definitely not what... More

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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Experinced river rafting for first time on family vacation. I wasn't sure what to expect. It was a great experience. I believe our family has found a new hobby. It did not take long to feel comfortable on the water under Stanley's experienced guidance. I think my 9 year old was a little nervous, which made me concerned as well.... More

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Lovettsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Our first time rafting in August and Roscoe was the best!!! He was entertaining and very knowledgeable about every aspect of our journey. Awesome time!!1

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Roselle, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

When we signed up for this trip we had no idea what to expect. We've seen pictures it looked both exciting and scary at the same time and neither of us had any experience. We didn't need any Rev Dean's years of experience shined through and all of us in the raft who had never been rafting before not only... More

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our group of four had the best trip ever with Rev Dean! We had a 71 year old and a 69 nine year with us and they loved the trip! Great rapids and safety was always his first priority. He was very knowledgeable about the terrain and lots of fun. Rev Dean has logged over 3500 trips as a guide,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Our guide Reverend Dean was a wonderful tour guide. My husband and I did this on our honeymoon and I was nervous at first but our guide made me feel more comfortable. Had a blast, would love to do it again. The only part I didn't like was that it is $20 for one picture given to you on a... More

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Broad Ripple, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a great trip with a very experienced guide. The Reverend Dean was great! We had a group of 5, only 2 of us had been rafting before, he gave us excellent advice and didn't just tell us what to do, he told us the how and why as well. So we actually learned a lot on this trip. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

White water rafting is something I've always wanted to try. I was nervous before we went about how safe it would be for my kids. I have two daughters 11 and 14. The 14 year old is often reluctant to try new things and gets upset easily. Our guide Chris couldn't have been better. He reassured her and put her... More

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Georgetown, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

this was our first time rafting we took our 8 year old girl with us we were put with a guide named Amelia along with a family with a disabled daughter Amelia was very nice and safe she let my daughter steer the raft along with her could not ask for a better guide of place to raft thanks the... More

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Strawberry Plains, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I had so much fun white water rafting this past Wednesday!! It was myself and a family of 5 which included 3 children. Our tour guide Chris was awesome,he was also informative and funny and we had a super fun and safe trip!! I will definitely go again. I give Chris and Smokey Mountain Outdoors a double thumbs up!!! Thanks... More

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