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Address: Hartford, TN
Phone Number: +1 800-771-7238
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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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Wilson is amazing!

There were 6 in our party, including 2 kids. None of us had ever rafted before. But our guide, Wilson, was amazing and very knowledgeable about the river. He instructed us on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There were 6 in our party, including 2 kids. None of us had ever rafted before. But our guide, Wilson, was amazing and very knowledgeable about the river. He instructed us on exactly what to do and when -- by the end, we were feeling like pros. Can't wait to go back! I LOVE RAFTING!!!!!! And I LOVE ME SOME... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The girls and I had a blast with Willis as our guide. We loved when we got to surf the rapids and we were the only one out of the group that got to do that. If we go back we will definitely be asking for Willis.

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Thank Hayley S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great time on the Upper River! The trip lasted 2 hours. It was great for our first time. Our guide, Andrew, was a lot of fun and very high energy. Great price for the length of the trip. My only complaint is that the pictures you can buy at the end are extremely overpriced.

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Canton, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the upper falls only (lower falls really for small children). It was about a 2 hour trip. Great fun for an afternoon. Our guide was Leslie & she was the best!! Our trip time was at 1:30 so we brought our lunch & a change of clothes. They have picnic tables, clean bathrooms, & changing rooms. They had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our guide, Tyler, was amazing: friendly, knowledgable, and a good person overall. His enthusiasm about the rapids, and our particularly hair-raising passage through Double Reactionary, was genuine and infectious. In general, we were impressed by the effectiveness of the operation, the ease with which they got us equipped, informed and ready to handle the new experience of crewing a raft... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pooh Bear was our guide and was excellent! She was very knowledgeable about the river and surrounding area. She was super friendly and made the trip so fun for my 10 and 8 year old sons who never rafted before. The river itself isn't crazy- a few small sections of rapids but mostly a glorified float trip. That's no fault... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our guide Andrew was the best. He made it fun for everyone and made sure everyone got wet! We would definitely use Smoky Mountain Outdoors again and they offer the longest river trip among the companies there. Use them they are the best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our family's first experience white water rafting. We were excited to go and experience beautiful Pigeon River. The staff was very thorough at providing instructions and safety was their number one priority. After a short bus ride we arrived at our drop in site. Our 12 yo son became terrified to go rafting (upper river). So much so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

best white water raft trip ever. beautiful river - active warm water. one of the finest river rat guides on the river - sir james. we'll be back. simply a great time.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had never been white-water rafting before, so I jumped at the chance to do it during our trip to the Smokies, and I'm so glad I did! Georgia was a wonderful guide, leading us the six-mile trek down the Pigeon River from the Tennessee/North Carolina state line. We paddled the raft through several category 3 and 4 rapids and... More 

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