Running a Class IV rapid on the Pigeon River

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Smoky Mountain Outdoors (SMO) Rafting

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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: or call 1-865-430-3838 for seasonal discounts, group rates, and reservations.

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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
Get your game on!
Smoky Mountain Outdoors (SMO) Rafting
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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