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Smoky Mountain Outdoors Rafting

Hartford, TN, USA
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About Smoky Mountain Outdoors Rafting
You are ready to get out in the fresh mountain air, and we are open for rafting! Operating since 1993, SMO Rafting is the most trusted outfitter on the Pigeon River. Located in a short drive from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN, the Pigeon River Gorge offers breathtaking scenery and exciting whitewater rafting. Experience class III - IV rapids on the Upper Pigeon, or enjoy the fresh mountain air on a scenic float down the Lower Pigeon River. River safety has always been our top priority. Now, according to guidelines, our common surfaces are sanitized frequently and we are operating with social distancing in mind. You can trust SMO Rafting to provide a safe, healthy, and joyful day in the great outdoors.
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Lower Pigeon River Rafting Tour

Prepare to get wet on an exciting Smoky Mountain rafting adventure down the Pigeon River. Even if it’s your first time, grab a paddle and navigate dozens of class I and II rapids that offer plenty of splashes and thrills but are perfect for beginners. The closest rafting to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, this 2-hour afternoon trip makes a great addition to any Smoky Mountain family vacation.
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2 hours
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Upper Pigeon River Rafting Trip from Hartford

As the lengthiest rafting trip on the Pigeon River, this excursion is perfect for thrill-seekers who love being on the water. You'll navigate Class I to Class IV rapids with a private guide in every raft, who ensures you receive personalized attention. Plus, no prior rafting experience is required for this tour, meaning that everyone from beginners to experienced rafters can get involved.
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2 hours
from $42.79
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Slivinski5 wrote a review Yesterday
Lemont, Illinois10 contributions
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Checked one more thing off my bucket list! It rained 2 days prior to our trip. River was higher than normal. It worked out great because it added to the excitement on the river. Corey did an excellent job guiding us thru Class 3 & 4 rapids. We got soaked!
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Response from Raftingintennessee, Manager at Smoky Mountain Outdoors Rafting
Responded today
This is great to hear! We are so glad you checked another thing off your bucket list with SMO! Hope to see you again :)
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Jenny wrote a review Sep 19
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We had an amazing time! Since it was after Labor Day, it was more of a natural flow but the staff still made it enjoyable and fun! Would definitely recommend rafting with SMO!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Raftingintennessee, Manager at Smoky Mountain Outdoors Rafting
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Thank you for this review! Hopefully, you can come again during the summer months and experience what the river has to offer with class 3 and 4 rapids. :)
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Rachael T wrote a review Sep 17
Hanover, New Hampshire4 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I did the upper Pigeon rafting trip and had a blast! Highly recommend this. Our guide Sean was awesome and very knowledgeable. We also really enjoyed the views during the trip.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Raftingintennessee, Manager at Smoky Mountain Outdoors Rafting
Responded 1 week ago
So glad to hear you had a blast! Hope to see you rafting with us again! :)
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indychevyman wrote a review Sep 17
Petersburg, Indiana19 contributions10 helpful votes
We had a blast! The water was everything we hoped for, and Eli, our guide did an outstanding job of making sure that our trip was memorable. We would definitely do this again our next time down.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Raftingintennessee, Manager at Smoky Mountain Outdoors Rafting
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This is great to hear! We are glad you had a great time and we can't wait to see you again! :)
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Shawn wrote a review Sep 16
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Our group had the most fantastic fun and an adventure we will never forget. Our guide, Carson, was fantastic!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Raftingintennessee, Owner at Smoky Mountain Outdoors Rafting
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there! Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that your group had a great time rafting with us. Is always good to know our customers have great memories to share with their friends and family. Come back next time you are in the Smoky Mountains. You are right, Carson is a great river guide!
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