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Rafting in the Smokies

3595 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753-2110
+1 800-776-7238
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Rafting/ZipLining/Ropes Challenge/Picnic Spot - Something for Everyone!

Two seventeen year-olds had a fun and exciting trip on the Upper Pigeon River on 8/16. Every photo... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wears Valley, TN
Great experience!

This was our first time rafting and we loved it. We went out as a amity of four ( two boys 12 & 10... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Inspired Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains! Offering whitewater rafting, family float trips, ziplines, a challenging ropes course, rock climbing wall, and horseback riding. 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. 39 years of rafting experience. Restrictions may apply. Raft with the best: Rafting in the Smokies!
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3595 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753-2110
+1 800-776-7238

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Reviewed yesterday

Two seventeen year-olds had a fun and exciting trip on the Upper Pigeon River on 8/16. Every photo had them smiling ear-to-ear! I'd like to come back with the younger grandkids and their mom to do the family float. I'd rent duckies for the teens...More

Thank SmokiesCabin
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our first time rafting and we loved it. We went out as a amity of four ( two boys 12 & 10) with Tony as our guide. We booked online and everyone through out the place was fantastic! I highly recommend them for...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We just visited today. Booked online late last night and had no problems. Went with my kids, ages 10 & 12, and my parents in their 50s. Only my dad had WW rafted before. All 5 of us had a great time. Mild enough for...More

Thank Hannah L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great time. There was four adults averaging 50 in age and one first timer. This is a great river for first timers. We had Johnny B as our guide and he did a great job and a couple of extra things to...More

Thank kgb2622
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing afternoon with Staci. Staci is a great guide, and I would recommend to everyone. We will definitely be back.

Thank Caitlyn D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I used rafting the smokies yesterday and will say that our guide and the river was great. The problems I have are with the customer service or lack of customer service. We arrived early as instructed with no problems finding the location and getting checked...More

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tkleo, General Manager at Rafting in the Smokies, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing your positive experience rafting and that you enjoyed your guide. As well, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the GoPro. I apologize that you had less than an excellent experience with your GoPro harness. It is our policy for Guest...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Rafting in the Smokies with guide Staci was above and beyond! This was the first time for my 12 and 14 year old sons and myself (mom) rafting. Staci was the best guide! She provided our Wisconsin family of 4 guidance before each rapid, explained...More

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really fun rafting trip. Our guide Fortner was amazing. Good rapids for our entire group which included kids from ages 10-13

Thank jayprice1476
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to admit I was nervous about taking our 11 and 13 year old on a rafting trip. But our guide BP put my mind right at ease from the moment we started. He did a great job of making us feel comfortable (me)....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My two sons and I really enjoyed the experience on the Upper Pigeon River with our guide, Hobbit. He was a blast and also was very experienced. He made it run more smoothly and ultimately more enjoyable. It was one of the highlights of our...More

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April 28, 2017|
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Response from tkleo | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Rafting in the Snokies. We offer Rafting, Zipling, High Elements Ropes Challenge Course and r level Rock Climbing Wall. We run a 6 line Zipline courrse with a length of 2400 feet, 2 ski... More
August 3, 2016|
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Response from Doritoe | Reviewed this property |
basically you can wear anything that you don't mind getting wet. Some people wear bathing suits, but most people wear shorts and tank or t-shirt. You have to store dry clothes in the car. No lockers. But there are changing... More
Debbie B
July 28, 2016|
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Response from beccaesparza | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we did the lower just for the slower pace. My mother has bad knees and was real worried about falling out. Our guide told us the upper was way more exciting and rough. With class 2 and 3 rapids, so depending on how... More