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Running a Class IV rapid on the Pigeon River

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Smoky Mountain Outdoors

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You want a real Smoky Mountain experience, off the beaten path and away from crowded sidewalks and concrete buildings.    It's the age-old problem - out of sight is out of mind.   But our award-winning river professionals are here,  ready to show you an authentic Smoky Mountain adventure.  You will  love whitewater rafting on  the Pigeon River,  located a short drive from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Maggie Valley.

A recipient of the prestigous Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Award, Smoky Mountain Outdoors' Upper Pigeon River  Trip has been named one of the Top Ten Experiences in the United States.  

When you go with SMO, you'll enjoy the longest  whitewater trip offered  as your Guide navigates you through Class III and IV rapids of the Upper Pigeon River gorge.  Our Lower Pigeon River trip offers a mild and scenic class I and II float for the less adventurous nature lover.    Try paddling your own inflatable kayak on the Lower Pigeon!  Ask about our adventure packages, including riverside camping next door at the Pigeon River Campground or ziplining with our friends at CLIMBworks Smoky Mountains.    Live your best life and come outside and play!

Visit us online: http://www.smokymountainrafting.com or call 1-800-771-7238 for seasonal discounts, group rates, and reservations.

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Paddle your own boat!
A great way to cool off!
Class III - IV rapids on the Upper Pigeon
Class I - II rapids on the Lower Pigeon
Extreme - smaller boat = bigger waves
Named one of the Top Ten Experiences in the United States
Smoky Mountain Outdoors

3299 Hartford Rd.
Hartford, TN 37738

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Range $28 - $44 depending on choice of river trip
Dates Closed
October - March
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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
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