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Upper Pigeon River Rafting

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

Upper Pigeon River RaftingThis is an exciting 6.5 mile raft trip down class 3 and 4 rapids through the heart of the Smoky Mountains. Our certified guides will navigate your raft the entire trip, sharing their love of splashing through big waves, maneuvering around rocks, and enjoying the beauty of being in the great outdoors. Big waves, big drops and plenty of surfing will assure that you have the 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.


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May 23 - September 6 - $44.95 $32.95 + $2 county river fee and tax
*Best Value! Trips after 4pm - $41.95 $29.95 + $2 county river fee and tax

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  • All rafters must be at least 8 years of age or weigh at least 70 pounds.

Trip Format:

  • Arrive at outpost 1 hour prior to trip time
  • Gear up and safety talk at the outpost
  • 10-minute bus ride to the start point
  • Up to 7 people + the guide per raft
  • Raft down the Upper Pigeon (1.5-2 hours on the river)
  • Trip ends back at the outpost

Trip Times:

  • Reservations are strongly recommended.
  • May 23 September 6: Guaranteed water releases. Rafting trips Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11am to 5pm. *Trips after 4pm offer additional discounts

What to Bring:

Summer: Swimsuits and shorts work best. Secure shoes with a heel-strap are required (tennis shoes, water shoes, 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.

Book your Smoky Mountain white water rafting trip