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“Great rafting”

Smoky Mountain Outdoors
Ranked #5 of 16 things to do in Hartford
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Go rafting with the most trusted outfitter on the Pigeon River, Smoky Mountain Outdoors. 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"
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We went rafting Thursday on the lower portion (we had 3 children in our group). James was our guide & he did a great job. It was the first time rafting for several of us, but it will certainly not be my last!! If you go, ask for James- he's fun, knowledgeable & was good with the kids & making sure they were safe, ok and had fun too! Even after we loaded into the bus with a couple other groups for the ride back, he tried to help keep everyone entertained.

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Smoky Mountain Outdoors had a very professional staff and the office was clean and well organized. The changing facilities and restrooms were clean and roomy. Our adventure was full excitement and our guide Kendra was great. I would recommend anyone looking for a good time and wanting to raft the Pigeon River to visit Smoky Mountain Outdoors.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We had a great experience rafting the upper river. It was fun and exciting and great for everyone in our party - from age 9 to 66. The outfit was very professional and insured that our children were safe every step of the way. Our guide (Rev. Dean) was fantastic and I would definitely request him again. He talked to us the whole trip and really made it extra special for the kids. The class IV rapids were great and we all enjoyed every second of the ride.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

My son, age 21, and I are veteran whitewater rafters for over 10 yrs, we have been on at least 16 different rivers and this river is topnotch. Our Guide, Dean really knows his stuff. We will recommend this river and The Smoky Mountain Outdoors Outfit to anyone who wants to have a fun, enjoyable experience. We had a blast!

Thank Anita L
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