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Smoky Mountain Outdoors

Hartford, TN
+1 800-771-7238
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Upper Pigeon River Rafting Trip
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Hartford, TN
+1 800-771-7238
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Miami was our guide and he did a fantastic job! Fun for all ages. Our group ranged from elementary school to 65+. We also had a few in their mid-20s. Everyone had fun!

Thank swill54
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Family of four, parents, twenty year old and seventeen year old, rafted the Upper Pigeon class 3/4 rapids. Incredibly organized and well run from check-in through the entire trip, especially considering the amount of people rafting that day. Our guide, Solo, was knowledgeable and fun!...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great company! Everything was managed so well from beginning to end. Lots of fun that the whole family will enjoy. Exceptionally clean facility, great gear, instruction, and guides. Prepare to get wet and even wetter if you decide to swim in the river...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Had a great time on our first trip to Tn and our first time white water rafting. Chris was our guide on the lower river and he was great... can't wait to do it again... Brian B

Thank cgioia00
Reviewed yesterday

My family did both the upper and lower sections. This was a great family activity. The facilities are excellent. You finish the experience wet and can shower and change for a dry ride home.

Thank stockman316
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recommend this company! We had an absolute blast! Our guide,Moose, and his brand new paddle, made sure we hit every rapid at the optimal speed and side to get plenty wet, have a ball and yet stay safe! He made sure we stayed close...More

Thank pjcurci
Reviewed yesterday

It was our first time White Water Rafting as a family and we had a terrific time. Really good fun from start to finish. Felt like we could have carried on all day, brilliant. Special thank you to Dawn who was great. Our tip is...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family of 4 (parents, kids ages 15 and 13) had a great time. The check in process could not have been easier and our raft guide, Solo, was easy going, yet responsible. He made sure we all had a fun time. He offered the...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great trip. Hadley was our guide...we recommend! Sights were awesome and water was great. All of the staff were super nice!

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 2 days ago

At 71 I was a little skeptical about staying in the boat, however our guide Chris was so professional when we were at the starting point I lost most of my fears. Within 100 yards of entering the river he reassured myself and my wife...More

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July 24, 2017|
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Response from Jenn L | Reviewed this property |
Usually had to do 2-3 paddles then the guide did most of the work. I think you could do it if you have a boat full of strong people.
June 14, 2017|
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Response from Tammy U | Reviewed this property |
They have very good life vests. On our trip there were several that didn't know how to swim. As long as you can kick your feet and move your arms, you'll be fine:-) No one fell out of the raft out of the 5 rafts that we had... More
March 2, 2017|
Response from waterlife9 | Property representative |
Our inflatable kayaks are a blast for those seeking a bit of adventure. Our guides paddle alongside offering tips and instruction while you navigate your own kayak. While the Lower is calmer than the Upper section, it does... More