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Whitewater Rafting in Tennessee – Attractions in Gatlinburg

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Learn About the History of White Water Rafting

Whitewater Rafting Tennessee

With thrilling speeds and waves splashing all around, it is easy to see why whitewater rafting is one of the most exciting and popular outdoor attractions in Gatlinburg. But did you know that rafting has been around for hundreds of years? While rafting is considered a leisure activity, it was also one of the earliest modes of transporting people and goods. Keep reading to learn more about the history of white water rafting: Read More


5 Reasons You Should Vacation in the Smokies

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Are you looking to plan a vacation in the Smoky Mountains? The Smokies have so much to offer, including breathtaking views of nature and activities for the whole family. No matter what your hobbies are, you can find something that will interest you in the Smokies. Check out these 5 reasons why you should vacation in the Smokies: Read More

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7 Facts You Didn’t Know About the History of Kayaking in Gatlinburg

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We no longer offer inflatable kayaking trips.

While we are mostly known for our white water rafting adventures, we also offer inflatable kayaking trips on the Lower Pigeon River. Guests choose from either a single or a double kayak and then spend an hour and a half surfing and splashing through Class 1 and 2 rapids. Unlike white water rafting, kayaking in Gatlinburg puts you in the driver’s seat since each guest gets to steer their own boat! To help you prepare for kayaking season, we’ve put together 7 facts you probably didn’t know about the history of kayaking: Read More

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Top 4 Reasons to Go White Water Rafting in Tennessee With a Group

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While our white water rafting trips are great fun for couples and families, they are especially fun with a group! Whether you are attending a corporate retreat, camping with a scout trip or on vacation with a large group of friends, you will love sharing this thrilling adventure with others! We guarantee that your day on the river with Smoky Mountain Outdoors will be the highlight of your group vacation! Here are the top 4 reasons to go white water rafting in Tennessee with a group: Read More

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Top Reasons to Join Us for a Smoky Mountain Kayaking Adventure

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We no longer offer inflatable kayaking trips.

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: Read More

Excited people rafting on the Pigeon River in Tennessee

3 Fun Smoky Mountain Vacation Ideas That Include Rafting Near Gatlinburg TN

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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: Read More

Happy family on a Lower Pigeon River rafting trip.

3 Ways to Prepare for Your Lower Pigeon River Rafting Trip

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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. Read More

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5 Common Myths About Gatlinburg TN White Water Rafting

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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. Read More

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Gatlinburg Named One of the Top 10 Small Cities to Visit in America

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee was recently named one of the top ten small cities to visit in America by Bustle.com! For a population of just 4,000, our Smoky Mountain city has an amazing number of attractions and activities to enjoy, with everything from ziplining to white water rafting on the Pigeon River. Here are just some of the reasons why Gatlinburg made Bustle’s collection of 10 Small Cities to Visit in 2015 That Should Absolutely Be on Your Travel Bucket List: Read More