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Address: Hartford, TN
Phone Number: +1 800-771-7238
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Pigeon River, located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains just a short...

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"

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$37*
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Upper Pigeon River Rafting Trip
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$33*
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Lower Pigeon River Rafting Trip

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We had guide Ryan on the Upper river trip. He was excellent, but stern. We had a rafter with rowing issues. He got it together though. My niece and her boyfriend were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jennifer Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had guide Ryan on the Upper river trip. He was excellent, but stern. We had a rafter with rowing issues. He got it together though. My niece and her boyfriend were first-timers. I find the Pigeon River to be calmer than the Ocoee River. If that's not true then that's a testament to Ryan's skills. Highly recommend this company.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our first trip and we left with great memories. Randy was amazing as he made my niece feel comfortable as she was very scared. My niece and family had a great time. Thank you Randy for such an amazing trip up the river. We will definitely be back!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time in the boat with crazy Carl! He was a lot of fun and was very knowledgable in questions we asked. The whole group (10) of us had a blast and we would totally go back.

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Thank Morgan M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an awesome time. Cayla was our guide and we just loved her. She was prepared and gave very thorough instructions. We also loved she was a Texas girl, since that's where we are from. Gig em Joy McDonald Waxahachie, Texas

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I live just over an hour's drive from this rafting company so I take several trips every summer. I have never had a bad trip. The latest upper trip was with Jordan as the raft guide. I would rate him very high for his raft navigating ability and his entertaining personality. My only complaint with this company is that when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I went for a rafting trip along the Pigeon River for the 2nd time, but it was our first time with SMO. It was a great experience and our rafting guide, James Jordan made it an awesome memory for our family. He met our request for direction and speed through the different rapids. James also made it... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went rafting with a family of 4. First you were given a helmet, life vest and a paddle. All of it smelled a bid cheesy but you soon get over it. We all had to go into a bus and were driven to the starting point of where the boats were released. We had to wait a bid for... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an awesome rafting trip down the upper Pigeon River. Jessie did a great job with keeping my family safe but also letting us enjoy the rapids. My only wish was that the river had more class 4 rapids. This is a definite must do in the Gatlinburg area. and Smoky Mountain Outdoors does it right.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family chose to do a guided hike and then white water raft thing. Our guide "Rev" Dean was awesome! He really made the day enjoyable. He led us on a guided hike through the Cherokee National Forest. He was very knowledgeable as he pointed out all of the flora. Then he took us on a white water rafting trip... More 

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Ostrander, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the lower river trip because we had our 6 year old grandson with us. I was lots of fun. He really loved it. He probably could have handled a little rougher ride but this was great for his first time. I would definitely recommend it to those with young kids

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