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Address: Hartford, TN
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+1 800-771-7238
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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The guide we had was amazing. She had us surf on the rapid backwards. The whole process was very organized. Everyone was extremely nice, knowledgeable, and you could tell loved... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The guide we had was amazing. She had us surf on the rapid backwards. The whole process was very organized. Everyone was extremely nice, knowledgeable, and you could tell loved their job of making people have a blast. Would definitely recommend this trip. Rapids were not scary but big enough to allow for thrills and laughs of all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I took my wife here for her birthday over Labor Day weekend and we had such a great time. It was the first time white water rafting and we couldn't be happier with our experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us recommendations on where to hike while we were camping nearby in the Cosby Campgrounds. This was a... More 

Thank Joe L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We went on the Hen Hallow waterfall hike with Ryan, who was super knowledgable of the area. The surroundings were beautiful and the top destination (the falls) was picturesque. They provided a chicken wrap, apple, chips and water and we sat on large boulders at the foot of the falls and picnicked. It really was beautiful. The reason why we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The wife and I went to do some white water rafting for the first time and weren't real sure what to expect. Upon arrival you wait under a pavilion for a guide to call you and issue you your gear and explain some important facts about your gear and kind of what to expect. Then your board a bus for... More 

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Corolla, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The support person is very friendly and gave us opportunity to get into water and have fun. He's very protective too. Had 1 1/2 hours of fun in water. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

Thank coolg1987
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Our rafting trip is amazing mainly the mountain views and also due to our rafting trip guide Chris. This dude knows what is doing and good at it. We all had a fun time and amazing raft trip. I would recommend Chris and the company he works for!

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Linden, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We were scheduled for the first trip of the day and we got to see something most do not. The bus drives you to the launch site near the Tennessee North Carolina boarder. The river depth is controlled by a very large building. When we arrived the river depth was very low and the rocks were clearly visible. After a... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Had a great time! Seth, our guide was great and seemed to know what he was talking about. We were the only raft on our trip of maybe 6 other rafts, to surf the rapids. What a blast. Although they say they are class 3 and 4 rapids, I would disagree...maybe 1 and 2...On a high water day it might... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Beu was the best guide! We had so much fun on this trip! Their staff is great at explaining what to do so you feel safe. The views of the mountains from the quiet parts of the river were breathtaking. This was a great experience from start to finish!

Thank Dana B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I came white water rafting with SMO this summer and had a blast. The ladies at check in were so sweet and the ladies in the Lost Guide Grill were quick and courteous. We went on the 2:00 trip and had a blast with Cara. She was very informative on the bus about our safety and on the trip about... More 

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