Kids, mom, and dad: this is the place to raft (or if that’s a bit too intense, zipline)! With 5 different places to go rafting (some with multiple locations), you’ll find the perfect one for you—or just do ‘em all!
Wildwater Rafting—Wildwater is the pioneer whitewater rafting and ziplining tours company in the Southeast, with more courses across the four state corner of the Smoky Mountains than any other adventure company. Their adventure center locations are conveniently located close to the whitewater rafting and canopy tour zipline action. You can walk to each canopy tour course right from our adventure center. Come for the day and enjoy a picnic style lunch with your family and friends or have a game of volleyball. If you’re still hungry, you can pick up an afternoon lunch or snack at the Pigeon River Dog House.
Outdoor Adventures Rafting—Outdoor Adventures offers an exciting two-hour guided whitewater rafting trip on the Big Pigeon River in Eastern Tennessee bordering the Smoky Mountains National Park.
A perfect trip for groups, families, and couples with no experience or wanting to add to their whitewater rafting stories! Expect to get soaking wet and have lots of fun! While you are navigating through class III-IV rapids, experience what rafting is all about while our guides entertain you with their stories and humor.
Smoky Mountain Outdoors Whitewater Rafting—Family owned and operated, Smoky Mountain Outdoors Whitewater Rafting offers the longest whitewater trip on the Pigeon River and is just a quick drive from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Safety is their priority, and they have a reputation for it in the Southeast. All guides are certified in Standard First Aid/CPR with 15-20 trips down the river before navigating guests (who get their own 20-minute safety talk beforehand). Romp through class III and IV rapids and have fun making memories with the whole family!
Big Creek Expeditions—No matter the size of your group, Big Creek Expeditions, Inc. will give you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Smokies on a professionally guided whitewater rafting adventure. Located near the heart of the Smoky Mountains, visitors can also choose from a high-flying zipline tour or a relaxing scenic float trip that’s great for young children or those looking for an introduction to rapids.
Rapid Expeditions—Rapid Expeditions took shape in the beautiful town of Hartford in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. The main goal is for guests to have fun, showing men and women of all ages a wonderful time no matter the skill level. If you are looking for something different, enjoy the rafting that Rapid Expeditions has to offer. They take a relaxed approach and allow you to stop along the way to enjoy scenery, challenge yourself in the rapids, or cool off with a river swim.
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