We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: TN
Phone Number:
+1 423-487-2085
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Upper Pigeon River Rafting Trip
More Info
and up
Great Smoky Mountains Waterfall Adventure
More Info
and up
Scenic Floats on the Lower Section of the Pigeon River

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 125 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 92
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
  • 1
  • 7
Great whitewater rafting fun by great guides of a great company

I am so impressed with the customer service, quality of the guides, and overall experience with Outdoor Raft Adventures of Hartford, TN (right off Interstate 40). From the... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2015
Add Photo Write a Review

125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 123: English reviews
Level Contributor
48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2015

I am so impressed with the customer service, quality of the guides, and overall experience with Outdoor Raft Adventures of Hartford, TN (right off Interstate 40). From the informative and entertaining safety briefing at 1 pm in the staging area to the quality equipment provided and utilized by the company and river raft guides, I always felt safe and my... More 

Thank TheTravelSlt
1 review
Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time river rafting in pigeon river with white water rafting group with smoky mountain outdoors . Ask for DJ as your guide an navigator. Great guy and very knowledgable and was awesome handling our child who fell during rafting. He was extremely quick in grabbing him and getting him up on the raft in seconds. He... More 

Thank Tarun T
Level Contributor
36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2015

It is a great family river to raft. We started taking our kids about 5 years ago. I feel very safe on this river compared to others we have rafted in GA. Easy put in, clean water (it is a managed release). There are several companies to select from. We have used a few and were pleased with them all.... More 

Thank Michelle D
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was a family vacation. We experience Dolly wood and some attractions along the main strip. The hotel we stayed in was called Mainstay and it had a lazy river and an outdoor and indoor swimming pool. I must admit we enjoyed the stay at the hotel more so than the sites of Pigeon River. The hotel also had a... More 

Thank Rocgreens1665
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Level Contributor
192 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2015

Rafting on the Pigeon River is a real blast. The guides are totally awesome and the beautiful mountains surrounding the river will leave you breathless. The cold water and class 3 and 4 rapids are incredible and our family can't wait to experience it again!

Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2015

Recently I wrote a review about Pigeon Forge not Pigeon River. I don't know how my review ended up on the Pigeon River page. Please disregard my review for Pigeon River. The review I wrote is for Pigeon Forge. Thank you travelers, Brian

Thank nythawk
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2014

Just returned from a 4-day motorcycle trip through western NC and eastern TN to see some seasonal wonderfulness. If I had to do it over, I would NEVER have included Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg in my itinerary. US321 was a totally clogged artery, forcing me to experience the non-stop pancake houses, carney rides, and every man-made nightmare invention that, in total, is... More 

2 Thank Jack M
Creston wv
Level Contributor
52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stayed in a cabin with the river just behind us. It was so beautiful and the sound was very relaxing! We tried to fish but the water was to low. Still a great place to go to relax or picnic.

Thank Amber R
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2014

It's the Little Pigeon River that's in Pigeon Forge. There is no possibility of taking a photo with a raft full of people on whitewater on the Little Pigeon River. No one in their right mind comes in any contact with the Little Pigeon. It has been polluted, mostly with fecal matter, for many, many years. This is true for... More 

Thank Trip H
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2014

Simply beautiful! My grandson had a blast playing in the water and to tell the truth, the rest of my family did also. A tread way to relax.

Thank tmckibbe

Travelers who viewed Pigeon River also viewed

Gatlinburg, Sevier County

Been to Pigeon River? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pigeon River staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?