The Smoky Mountains are great for whitewater rafting activities! With 5 different places to choose from, you’ll find the perfect one for you and your family!
Wildwater is the pioneer whitewater rafting tours company in the Southeast. They offer more courses across the Smoky Mountains area than any other adventure company. Moreover, their adventure center locations are conveniently located close to the action! You can easily walk to each canopy tour course right from the center. Come for the day and enjoy a picnic style lunch or play a game of volleyball nearby. If you’re still hungry, you can pick up an afternoon lunch at the Pigeon River Dog House.
Outdoor Adventures Rafting
Outdoor Adventures offers an exciting two-hour guided whitewater rafting trip. Take a tour of the Big Pigeon River in Eastern Tennessee bordering the Smoky Mountains National Park.
A perfect trip for both experienced and amateur rafters! Expect to get soaking wet and have a lot of fun! While you are navigating through class III-IV rapids, experience what rafting is all about! Your guides will also 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 top priority and they have a reputation for it in the Southeast. All guides are certified in Standard First Aid/CPR with at least 15 trips down the river before navigating guests. Before a trip, guests are also given detailed safety instructions. Shred through class III and IV rapids while making memories with the whole family!
Big Creek Expeditions
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 is based in the beautiful town of Hartford, Tennessee. The main goal here is for guests to have fun! Visitors of all ages are shown an exciting time, no matter their skill level. If you’re looking for something a little different, enjoy the rafting that Rapid Expeditions has to offer. They offer a relaxed approach and allow you to stop during a trip to enjoy the scenery. Challenge yourself in the rapids or cool off with a river swim!
Find out more about the Smoky Mountains whitewater rafting in the Rafting/Tubing section.
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