Smoky Mountain Rafting is conveniently located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, on the the Pigeon River. Smoky Mountain Outdoors is a quick drive from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and offers breathtaking scenery with exciting whitewater rafting thrills for the whole family. Join us this rafting season as we take you on the white water journey of a lifetime!
Rafting Safety

White Water Rafting in the Great Smoky Mountains

Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience at Smoky Mountain Outdoors (SMO) with one of our many white water rafting adventures in Tennessee. We've been setting the bar high for whitewater rafting service, safety and fun since 1993.

Experience whitewater rafting in Tennessee and be assured of an exciting adventure as you romp through some of our class III and class IV rapids this rafting season!

Make Reservations at the Most Exciting Attraction near Gatlinburg, TN!

During your visit to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, why not enjoy one of the most exciting attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains?

All Tennessee rafting trips include an experienced guide in every raft to keep your adventure safe and enjoyable. Pigeon Forge white water rafting in the Smoky Mountains is something the whole family can enjoy.

On your next vacation to the Smokies, call our whitewater rafting experts or stop into our Gatlinburg attractions office and book your Smoky Mountain rafting adventure. If you are looking for Vacation Packages or affordable Group Specials, we specialize in that too!

Of all the Attractions in Gatlinburg TN, Smoky Mountain Outdoors has been on the leading edge of the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area's white water rafting industry since 1993. We set the bar high for service, safety and FUN! All of our guides are experienced and trained.When you raft with Smoky Mountain Outdoors, on the Upper Pigeon or the Lower Pigeon, you can be assured that the quality of your trip is our top priority.


Smoky Mountain Rafting Safety

Smoky Mountain Outdoors Attractions in Gatlinburg TN makes safety our #1 goal. We strive to set our standards at the highest level possible on the river. All guides are certified in Standard First Aid/CPR and each trip is equipped with a waterproof first aid kit. Each guide is put through a rigorous training program that requires a minimum of 15 to 20 trips down the river before even qualifying to run a commercial trip. Before each trip, everyone is given a 20 minute safety talk. This is to better prepare you and your family for a safe and enjoyable river experience. Our reputation for safety is one of the highest in the southeast.

Just bring a change of clothes and get ready to get wet! The Smoky Mountain Outdoors rafting pros will provide all the equipment you need. We recommend that you wear tennis shoes (or sandals with a heel strap), shorts, and a t-shirt or bathing suit. NO FLIP-FLOPS! Shoes must be secured to your feet. When you arrive, after signing a liability waiver, we will brief you on rafting safety then your white water adventure will begin with our experienced guides down the Pigeon River. Let's go whitewater rafting in Tennessee with Smoky Mountain Outdoors!