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Running a Class IV rapid on the Pigeon River

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

The Pigeon River offers outstanding whitewater rafting in the Smoky Mountains just a short drive from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Maggie Valley.  Enjoy the longest trip offered by any outfitter as your professional river guides 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 ziplining, mountain biking, and camping.  Visit us online: or call 1-800-771-7238 for seasonal discounts, group rates, and reservations.

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Inflatable Kayaks on the Lower Pigeon River
Paddle your own boat!
Paddle Splashing
A great way to cool off!
Running a Class IV rapid on the Pigeon River
Class III - IV rapids on the Upper Pigeon
Enjoying a scenic river float
Class I - II rapids on the Lower Pigeon
Extreme Rafting
Extreme - smaller boat = bigger waves
A Trip Advisor Top Ten Experience
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
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
Discounts Offered
  • Active Military
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • Local Resident Discount
  • AAA Discount
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