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Rafting in the Smokies

813 East Parkway (321 North), Gatlinburg, TN 37753
800-776-7238
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Type: Water sports
Owner description: Inspired Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains! Offering whitewater rafting, family float trips, ziplines, a challenging ropes course, horseback riding,... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Warren, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Had a fantastic trip down the Pigeon River! Our guide Eric was the best! I would highly recommend rafting with this outfitter.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This place was perfect, first was going to do "family" rafting, told us it was boring even for our 7 year old. Did the regular one and it was awesome! Our guide Eric was the bomb!

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Farwell, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Sent 2 teen girls with Fish, they had a BLAST! He was awesome with the entire boat! Highly recommend this tour and requesting Fish as your guide!!

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Clovis, New Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

OK, we were mostly along for the ride, but the guide got us well trained to help and we were a fast raft. Fully suited up in protective gear and well instructed, we were off to challenge the Pigeon River. Cost was fair and the run was very good. Our guide chose who would get wet when...better stroke hard. Overall... More

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

Hello Bruce B, Glad you had a great time, come back and see us! We appreciate you. More

Miami, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A must do when visiting Tennessee. First timer rafting and cant wait to do it again. Rafting in the Smokies was safe but fun and adventurous. Our guide JP, was awesome!!! Gave us a ton of history about the Pigeon river and also taught us some tips and tricks about rafting. Cant wait to go back!! Thanks guys!

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

Hello Kelly S, Awesome! JP is a great guide and we hope to see you again soon. More

Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

This was our first time rafting (my husband's second), and it was amazing! Even though it was in cooler weather, we had a great time. For those who like a "rush", I'd promote this adventure! For these guys, safety is a top priority, along with your enjoyment! They made the trip entertaining!

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

Hello Mashon, Thank you for your posting. Our goals are always safety and fun, fun, fun. Glad we met both. Come back and see us. More

Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This is one of the things that I talked my family into doing on our road trip. I have 2 boys that are 8 and 10 and they loved it! I was a little nervous about how treacherous it would be for them, but it was perfect. The rapids were just enough to feel adventurous. Our guide was great! He... More

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

Hello LRaeder, Glad that hear that your family felt that your rafting trip was the highlight of your vacation and that these memories will last a lifetime. Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you next year. More

Springfield, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We had a blast here! The water was low, and we knew that, but Willis made the trip well worth it. He was funny, easy going, and very knowledgeable about the river and the surrounding areas! I would definitely recommend.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We just got back from a wonderful long weekend in the Smoky Mountains and our first rafting experience. Overall, we had a nice time but I wanted to share some information that would have been helpful for us to know prior to our white water outing. Some of this may be common sense to more experienced rafters, but hopefully helpful... More

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Appleton, WI
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Our team of guides was great. Willis started off the fun and Zak was a great guide. The place was easy to find. The trip was fun. We went in late October so the water was low. Given the limited number of class 3 and 4 rapids that we saw due to the low water it was still an excellent... More

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