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“DON'T RAFT OR ZIPLINE WITH ANYONE ELSE!!!!!!!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rafting in the Smokies

Rafting in the Smokies
3595 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753
800-776-7238
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Hartford
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“DON'T RAFT OR ZIPLINE WITH ANYONE ELSE!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Rafting in the Smokies is THE company to use in the Gatlinburg area! We have been rafting with them several times and it has always been an excellent. The staff is wonderful, equipment is always in great repair, and safety is a primary concern of the guides. FUN is the best word I can use to describe a trip with Rafting in the Smokies.

Visited September 2012
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“THIS WAS AMAZING!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I'm a single mom and really wanted to take my children for something adventurous! I found the website for Rafting in the Smokies & decided to try something new. So glad I did! The staff was so wonderful & supportive of our first time. Our guide on the river, Scott was the BEST we could ask for! We felt confident we were in safe hands and he had us laughing the whole time! Our Zip line experience turned out to be more fun than we could've imagined! The guides were so well trained you felt no fear! We made some of our best memories on this trip! Couldn't be happier we decided to spend the day with them! We will be back again this summer and HIGHLY recommend this experience to anyone looking to make some wonderful memories!! Thanks again!

Visited March 2013
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Goshen, Indiana, United States
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“Great time!!! Will do again next time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Me and my husband went for our 10 year anniversary. We tried a lot of the other outdoor activities like horseback riding and zip lining and this was by far our favorite! Lance our guide was fantastic!! Really made it fun for us! The value was also great!!! Highly recommended!!!!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Ziplining and Rafting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

It was our first time ziplining and rafting, and we enjoyed ourselves. The staff made sure we were safe in every aspect. I was worried about having my eleven year old daughter rafting, but Lance our rafting guide was very protective and watchful during the entire trip. The only drawback is the water was ice cold, but that didn't overshadow the fun we had. Ziplining was very fun as well. As opposed to some other reviews, we started our adventures on time as scheduled. We are most definitely rafting again!

Visited March 2013
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Franklin, Indiana
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“First time whitewater rafting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

My wife and I went September 18, 2012 for our first time ever whitewater rafting. We did the Upper Pigeon River run (ranging from Class II, Class III and some Class IV). We both enjoyed it a lot! It had rained quite a bit for days before we went and the staff there told us the water level was the best it had been all season. The staff is very friendly and was all about safety. Even for it being mid-September, we weren't cold at all. There are several rafts that go down together but spaced out a bit. I think our raft was the only one that didn't have anyone fall out of it. When they say lock your feet in, they mean it! This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip and we are really glad we did it. We are looking forward to more whitewater rafting in our future. Somebody else on here said this is great for first-timers and that is true. Your first experience will set your tone and attitude towards whitewater rafting, so make it a positive one! I would highly recommend this group!

Visited September 2012
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RaftingintheSmokies, General Manager at Rafting in the Smokies, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
We greatly appreciate you rafting with us and your recommendation. Rafting season is officially opened! Come back and play with us again!
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