Learn more about Rapid Expeditions.
Enjoy the best whitewater rafting in the Smokies with Rapid Expeditions. Our experienced, friendly and fun-loving guides are ready to show you and your family a great time rafting on the Pigeon River in the Smoky Mountains. Plus, we're very close to the towns of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville for all you vacationers looking for a great day of river rafting in the Smokies. The rafting portion of the Pigeon River is a dam-controlled body of water which operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. We strongly encourage participants to schedule their rafting trip on a release date for maximum enjoyment, but it is not necessary. The water may also be released on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays, but it is not guaranteed. Rapid expeditions will be scheduling trips at 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 on the scheduled release days, but you can schedule a great rafting trip YEAR-ROUND on any day of the week. If you want to go rafting, we'd love to be your guides!