A young woman on a Smoky Mountain kayaking trip.
Top Reasons to Join Us for a Smoky Mountain Kayaking Adventure

It is well known that Smoky Mountain Outdoors provides the best whitewater rafting excursions for anyone traveling to the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas. However, did you know that we also offer lower river kayaking trips? This is a unique and fun way to explore the Lower Pigeon River while having the comfort of a guide with you at all times! Check out these top 4 reasons why you should join us for a Smoky Mountain kayaking adventure:

Excited people rafting on the Pigeon River in Tennessee
3 Fun Smoky Mountain Vacation Ideas That Include Rafting Near Gatlinburg TN

The Great Smoky Mountains are the perfect place to get away from it all for a weekend, a week, or even longer! While you’re visiting East Tennessee, we recommend booking a white water rafting adventure with Smoky Mountains Outdoors. Our thrilling trips on the Pigeon River are an essential part of any getaway in the Smokies. To help spark some inspiration, Smoky Mountain Outdoors has put together a list of three fun vacation ideas that include rafting near Gatlinburg TN:

A family whitewater rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Goes Whitewater Rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors

As part of her “Travels with Amy” column, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Amy Bertrand visited Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains with her family. We are pleased to report that Amy and the rest of the Bertrand clan stopped by Smoky Mountain Outdoors during their vacation! Read on to see what Amy had to say about her whitewater rafting adventure in the Smokies.

Happy family on a Lower Pigeon River rafting trip.
3 Ways to Prepare for Your Lower Pigeon River Rafting Trip

Rafting is one of the most enjoyable activities to do as a group or a family. There are many great rivers throughout this country to go rafting. However, one of the best places to go rafting with a group is on the Lower Pigeon River. The Lower Pigeon River rafting trip will take you on a 5.5-mile trip through the scenic Pigeon River gorge. During the trip, you will run about 50 class 1 and 2 rapids with 1 class 3 at the end. Water fights and splashing are very popular aspects of the Lower Pigeon River trip, that you won’t want to miss out. Of course, in order to have a truly spectacular rafting trip you have to prepare your group and family beforehand. Here are the best ways to prepare for your Lower Pigeon River rafting trip.

A happy group enjoying Gatlinburg TN white water rafting.
5 Common Myths About Gatlinburg TN White Water Rafting

If you’ve never been white water rafting before, you might have some misconceptions about what it’s like. Don’t worry; you’re not alone! Incorrect information and myths spread quickly, but fortunately, Smoky Mountain Outdoors is here to set the record straight. In this blog, we’ll debunk five of the top misconceptions about Gatlinburg TN white water rafting.

A happy group of people Pigeon Forge rafting.
3 Reasons to Go Pigeon Forge Rafting This Spring

After winter is over, there is nothing better than getting out and having an adventure. There is no better place to have an adventure than in the Pigeon Forge area. Pigeon Forge is full of great attractions and things to do, but nothing is more exciting and more Pigeon Forge rafting in the spring and here is why.

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