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River Rat Whitewater Rafting - Hartford

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Splash into the Smokies’ ONLY hub with top-notch Tubing in Townsend and heart-pumping Whitewater Rafting in Hartford (near Gatlinburg), Smoky Mountain River Rat! We specialize in making lasting memories in the heart of the Smokies. Family-owned and operated since 1995, our business is rooted in providing a positive, unforgettable experience for everyone.

 

River Rat Whitewater - #1 Rafting Outpost on this side of the Smokies

River Rat Whitewater offers guided rafting adventures on the Pigeon River for all experience levels. The Upper Pigeon Adventure combines class III and IV rapids with natural beauty to bring you unforgettable river-bound excitement  in the Smoky Mountains (ages 8 and up).

Rafting with young ones, or just want to take it easy?  The Lower Pigeon Adventure has plenty of rapids to satisfy your craving for excitement, but mellow enough for even the youngest thrill seekers with gorgeous mountain views on class I and II rapids (ages 3 and up).

Whitewater Outpost amenities:

  • Lunch at the on-site Grab It N Growl food truck, picnic area, changing rooms, hot showers and bus parking.

Also available:

  • Day-cations (full day of rafting), Discounts on Whitewater Rafting & Tubing when booked together

Our team members are excited to help you plan your trip to the Rat, whether it’s your first or your 50th. Come play in Mother Nature's Water Parks!

PADDLE! SPLASH! PLAY! 

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River Rat Whitewater Rafting Shuttle
Upper Pigeon Adventure - Ages 8+
Upper Pigeon Adventure - Ages 8+
Xtreme upper pigeon rafting adventure near gatlinburg - ages 8+
Xtreme Upper Pigeon Adventure - Ages 8+
Lower Pigeon Adventure - Ages 3+
Lower Pigeon Adventure - Ages 3+
Lower Pigeon Adventure - Ages 3+
Lower Pigeon Adventure - Ages 3+
Lower pigeon river adventure near gatlinburg - ages 3+
Lower Pigeon Adventure - Ages 3+
Onsite food truck at river rat in hartford, tn
Grab It 'N Growl - onsite food truck
River gear and adventure outdoors shop at river rat
Gift Shop: awesome gifts, water shoes, photos from your tour, local craft beers for after you raft, and more.
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Cold craft beer on draft for after you raft!
River Rat Whitewater Rafting - Hartford
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