Smoky Mountain Outdoors

Address: 453 Brookside Village Way Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Contact Email: Phone: (865) 430-3838 Fax: (865) 430-9797 Toll-free: (800) 771-7238

The Pigeon River offers outstanding whitewater rafting in the Smoky Mountains just a short drive from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Maggie Valley. This magnificent river begins in North Carolina and continues through Tennessee to offer breathtaking scenery and thrills! Experience white water rafting in Tennessee on the Upper Pigeon through exciting class 3 to 4 rapids. Our Lower Pigeon River trip offers a mild and scenic class 1 and 2 float for the less adventurous nature lover. Try paddling your own inflatable kayak on the Lower Pigeon! Also consider our guided hike and rafting combo - ask about Pack and Paddle. We offer rustic camping with a private bath house at our Riverside Base Camp. Visit us online: or call 1-800-771-7238 for information and reservations.

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We do not recommend that you trust your GPS! Our Reservations Office in Gatlinburg: 453 Brookside Village Way Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Our Riverside Outpost: 3299 Hartford Road Hartford, TN 37753 Located at Exit 447 on Interstate 40 Directions to the Riverside Outpost from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge: Go to traffic light # 3 in Gatlinburg. Take Highway 321 North. Go 18 miles till it dead ends at a stop sign (Cosby, TN) Turn left and go 2 miles (you're still on Hwy. 321 North) Pay attention to your right, you will see a sign that says Foothills Parkway Turn right on to Foothills Parkway. Take Foothills Parkway 6 miles to Interstate 40. Veer right onto I-40 East Take I-40 about 2 miles to the very next exit 447, Hartford Rd. Exit and turn right. Go exactly 1.1 miles. Pay attention to your left, you will see a flower bed and a sign with 2 rock columns that says: White Water Rafting, Smoky Mountain Outdoors. Turn left into the driveway. Go to the bottom of the hill and we are on the right.


City: Gatlinburg, TN
Region: East Tennessee
Subregion: Smoky Mountains

Admission Rates:
Range $28 - $44 depending on choice of river trip

AAA Discount, Group Discount, Military Discount, Local Resident Discount

Payment Types Accepted:
Visa, Cash, MasterCard

Hours Open:
Memorial Day to Labor Day - 11:00 - 6:00 T,W,Th, and Saturday. Pre- and Post-Season (March - October) hours and days dependent on water level. Call for trip times 800-771-7238

Dates Closed:
October - March