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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trip was my first time whitewater rafting, but our guide Randy made it absolutely fantastic. He instructed us when to paddle and how many strokes, and made the overall experience AWESOME!!! He also told us a lot of interesting facts about the river, region,...More

Thank JessicaAL422
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying I was absolutely terrified to try white water rafting. I'm not that comfortable in water and was second guessing even trying it. I am SO glad I did. Big Steve was our guide, and he was so wonderful in easing...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were able to get in the day before the end of the season on an afternoon discounted trip. The staff was absolutely superb in assisting me with getting situated with my reservation and mounting my GoPro. They even moved me to...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We went white water rafting on the upper river with the best guide ever SHOUTOUT TO BRENNAN. During the "breaks" in between rapids he told us some cool information regarding the river, the area, and the smokys. Nonetheless, the rapids were super fun and we...More

Thank Eva N
Reviewed 8 September 2017

we were a group of 11 - since we had many younger kids we decided to do the lower level. We had made reservations in the morning for the 5:30 PM tour. We arrived about 30 min ahead of time to check in and change...More

Thank Shanker B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our guide Miami was awesome! We were only 5 as compared to usual 8 on the raft. Each rapid was named something weird and stories along the way made it quite interesting.

Thank Prathamesh G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Nice Experience. Lot of fun to do this in a group. Our guide Tyler was superb! Was very friendly and gave us plenty tidbits of each rapid as we were rafting.

Thank Swati V
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Initially we were nervous as we have never tried it before and only one of us knew how to swim, but our guide Dean was very good in explaining us how to paddle and we had an amazing time. We hit all the rapids and...More

Thank Sarika A
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We went 2 days back( Sep 3rd 2017) . Dean guided us. he guided good directions to hit all the rapids and covered all the things and apart from that he explained the story behind the river and rapids, He made the trip quite fun...More

1  Thank Manikandan P
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We chose Smoky Mountain Outdoors because it was the cheapest. Our group of 7 ranged in ages from 7-45. We had a blast. We had to do the lower Pigeon because of the 7 year old. This was my first time whitewater rafting, and I...More

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17 August 2017|
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Response from Robbie C | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can wear one. Some helmets have ones that were put on by customers. I used a head elastic head mount amd put it over the helmet.
29 July 2017|
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Response from KatrinaRose223 | Reviewed this property |
I can barely swim and never felt unsafe. I rafted in Colorado the first time I went and think Upper Pigeon is a great place to do your first raft trip. It's a little more mild and still a lot of fun. You'd be bored on the... More
24 July 2017|
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Response from pjcurci | Reviewed this property |
We have done rafting trips that were workouts...this was not one of them! This was more a fun ride! Little effort needed. Flow of water and guides do 99% of work. They have you paddle 2-3 times at a stretch ( as previously... More