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Upper Pigeon River Rafting

Smoky Mountain whitewater rafting on the Upper Pigeon River

  • 6 1/2 miles down the Pigeon River
  • 70 rapids (class 1 - class 4)
  • No Experience Needed

Smoky Mountain Rafting on the Upper Pigeon River is One Wild Ride!

Be prepared for big waves, big drops and plenty of surfing This is an exciting 6 1/2 mile raft trip down class 3 and 4 rapids through the heart of the Smoky Mountains. After arriving at our outpost, you sign in, gear up and listen to the safety talk. Then we're off! We take a 10 minute bus ride to the Carolina Power and Light powerhouse, better known as the Put-in. The guides will then spend time going over paddle commands with each group.

From there you'll spend 2 hours on the river enjoying your Smoky Mountain Rafting Trip. Our certified guides will navigate your raft the entire trip. Big waves, Big drops and plenty of surfing will assure that you have the Upper Pigeon River Rafting time of your life. On your trip you'll get to run about 70 rapids ranging from class 1 to class 4. Trips Go Rain or Shine! But, never fear the Big Pigeon River is for the inexperienced and experienced paddlers. Don't worry Mom, we're gonna take good care of you and the kids.

4 Easy Steps:

  • Safety Talk at Outpost
  • Bus Ride to the start of the Upper
  • Raft down the Upper Section
  • Arrive back at the Outpost

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*Please note that every participant must be at least 8 years old or 70 lbs. Any medical conditions should be brought to the attention of your guide.