Lower Pigeon River Rafting Tour - Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm April 30th - May 26th: Guaranteed water releases Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Non-guaranteed water releases on Saturday. May 27th - September 3rd: Guara.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    3299 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Closest rafting to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Family fun for children as young as 3! This trip is an amazing outdoor experience on the 5.5-mile Lower Pigeon Rafting Trip. Great for young children or those looking for more of a float trip.


  • Family friendly
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All necessary equipment included

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Rafting on the lower Pigeon River is one of the best attractions in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It's a 5.5-mile trip through the scenic Pigeon River gorge. This adventure begins at the outpost and ends at the Denton Bridge. From there we bus you back up to the outpost. During your Pigeon River rafting trip you will run about 50 Class 1 and 2 rapids with one Class 3 at the end. Water fights and splashing are very popular on the lower Pigeon River.

There is a guide in every raft. You will be provided with a lifejacket, helmet, and paddle for every rafter.


Professional guide

All required rafting equipment

Entry/Admission - Smoky Mountain Outdoors Rafting


Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Swimsuits and shorts work best. Secure shoes with a heel-strap are required (tennis shoes, water shoes, or sport sandals with a heel-strap). Bare feet and flip-flops are not allowed. Don't forget to bring a change of clothes and a towel

Minimum age is 3 years

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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  • 24-Aug-2022

    First time white water rafting with our awesome guide, Sean! This company was pretty awesome from start to finish! Easy to book online, easy check in process, quick and easy safety presentation and away we went down the river! We had three children with us and Shawn made sure that they had a great time. He was patient and positive. He really helped make the entire experience amazing for us! This was a great introduction to white water rafting-- and we cannot wait to go again! Thank you for the education, professionalism, and fun!

  • 22-Aug-2022

    Big Steve was full of personality! Very knowledgeable about the river & the area. I was super nervous & he made me feel safe and secure. I had so much fun! He got me and my girlfriends soaked! Can’t wait to do it again! I most definitely recommend requesting Big Steve as your white water rafting guide!

  • 12-Aug-2022

    Fantastic rafting trip! With all the ways they have to separate you from your money in the Gatlinburg area, this trip is a real bargain. Get out on the water and in nature and it'll actually be the cheapest thing you do all week. Very efficient operation, from the moment you arrive to park, through checkin, to the loading of buses and rafts, very efficient. You don't feel like cattle even though they have quite a few people going on trips. They get you into your individual group pretty quick and ensure you receive the attention needed. Went through some nice rapids and spent just the right amount of time on the trip. You have a little flat water float the after the rapids, not too much, but just enough to enjoy the scenery. They have changing rooms in the restroom areas and pay lockers to put your car keys up before the trip.

  • 10-Aug-2022

    Our family had a great time! Half of our crew, especially the younger two kids were first timers. Jacob explained everything thoroughly. He was great. He told fun stories like the shark rock, which my 5 year old son loved. While also explaining why we see smoke on the mountains. Showed us when to focus on amazing sites to see. Our favorite part was when he let us spin around in the raft. This has been our best experience here!! Thank you guys for everything.

  • 02-Aug-2022

    Great experience! Great tour guide Ashton! She was amazing with the kids. Definitely recommend for all. It left us wanting more.

  • 16-Jul-2022

    Bart was our guide and he was absolutely the best. I had my nervous 9 year old granddaughter with me and he calmed her down. The overall trip was just amazing. This was my 1st time but definitely not my last. My granddaughter and I both love it.

  • 16-Jul-2022

    My husband and I went today, it was so much fun. Fast water, rolling water, Our guide Abbey was fantastic, she kept us in good hands.

  • 15-Jul-2022

    We had such a good time from start to finish. None of us had white water rafting experience, a few were nervous but by the end we all had a blast. TJ was experienced, professional and just as wild and funny as us. Definitely plan on going again!

  • 13-Jul-2022

    We went with two kids, age 11, who were nervous. Our guide, Caleb, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and fun for us all. The kids left asking if they could do the upper river rapids. I highly encourage this group for a rafting experience. Please don’t forget to tips these guides. They work hard to ensure you have a safe and fun trip!

  • 03-Jul-2022

    It was a great experience! Everything went really well and our guide was fantastic!! Just FYI there are lockers to rent!

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