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Top 4 Things to Do in Gatlinburg in February

January 26, 2024

Are you planning on spending time in Gatlinburg this winter? You may be wondering what you can do since our white water rafting outpost isn’t open, and Gatlinburg is full of fun things to do in February, from alcohol tastings for people 21 years old and up to gaming attractions people of all ages can enjoy! Here are the top 4 things to do in Gatlinburg in February. Read More

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Why Are the Smoky Mountains Smoky?

January 19, 2024

Why are the Smoky Mountains smoky? Have you ever stopped to ponder this question and think about how the mountains of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina got their unique name? Anyone who has been to the Smokies can confirm that there is definitely a haze over the area that helps to create a magical setting! In fact, even the Cherokee referred to the area as “Shaconage,” or land of the blue smoke, as they considered the mountains to be a sacred place. If you wondered what makes them smoky in the first place, read on to discover the answer! Read More

group of rafters on Pigeon River

Top 4 Ways to Get Pumped Up About Our White Water Rafting Trips in Tennessee

January 11, 2024

Although it may be the off-season for white water rafting, this is the perfect chance to get pumped up about our upcoming trips this spring! While you are relaxing at home this winter, there are several things you can do to get excited about our thrilling adventures on the Pigeon River! Here are the top 4 ways to get pumped up about our white water rafting trips in Tennessee: Read More

5 Things That Might Surprise You About Our Smoky Mountain Rafting Trips

December 27, 2023

When it comes to our white water rafting trips in the Smoky Mountains, there are a few things that some folks may consider surprising! Whether it’s the fact that kids are welcome on our trips or that we raft rain or shine, you’ll be excited to discover some of the interesting tidbits about our rafting adventures! Here are 5 things that might surprise you about our Smoky Mountain rafting trips: Read More

jumping pillow and cabins at Pigeon River Campground

4 Perks of Staying at Pigeon River Campground After Your Rafting Trip

December 21, 2023

If you want to plan the perfect outdoor adventure in the Smokies, combine a white water rafting trip with an overnight stay at the Pigeon River Campground! This beautiful campground is located right next door to our rafting outpost and offers a variety of sites to meet your needs, including tent sites, RV sites and camping cabins! Here are 4 perks of staying at Pigeon River Campground after your rafting trip: Read More

winterfest lights in Pigeon Forge

Top 4 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in the Smoky Mountains

November 28, 2023

If you’re lucky enough to be visiting the Smokies this holiday season, you’ll find plenty of fun ways to celebrate the magic of Christmas! From festive light displays to unique holiday events, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! When you’re ready to get into the spirit of the season, come on down to the Smoky Mountains to experience the joys of the holidays! Here are the top 4 ways to celebrate Christmas in the Smoky Mountains: Read More

bridge along Alum Cave in the winter

Top 4 Winter Hikes in the Smoky Mountains That You Need to Experience

November 20, 2023

Although it’s the off-season for white water rafting in the Smokies, you can still enjoy the great outdoors for some scenic hikes! The winter months are actually a fantastic time to explore some of the popular trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park! While the days may be a bit shorter and the weather cooler, you’ll be rewarded with fewer crowds and unique winter scenery! Here are the top 4 winter hikes in the Smoky Mountains that you need to take: Read More

Smoky Mountain Winterfest

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: 4 Ways to Enjoy Smoky Mountain Winterfest

November 12, 2023

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! That means winter is approaching, and it’s time to celebrate in the Smokies. If you are coming into town for the holidays, then you absolutely have to enjoy all the amazing activities at Smoky Mountain Winterfest. This festival is a celebration between Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Sevier County. You and your family will love driving around and looking at the Christmas lights displays all over town. There are so many ways to enjoy Smoky Mountain Winterfest. All you have to do is get ready to have a great time! Read More

fall in the Smoky Mountains

3 Things to Know About the Smoky Mountain Rafting Off-Season

October 31, 2023

Although we’ve just wrapped another fun season of white water rafting on the Pigeon River, there are still plenty of great things to do in the Smokies throughout the off-season! While you’re eagerly awaiting our spring rafting trips next March, take this time to enjoy some of the other fantastic activities throughout the area! Here are 3 things to know about the Smoky Mountain rafting off-season: Read More

group rafting in the Smoky Mountains

4 Groups Who Love White Water Rafting in the Smoky Mountains

October 18, 2023

One of the best ways to experience the white water rafting thrills of the Pigeon River is with a group of family or friends! Our rafting trips create unique bonding opportunities as you work together to paddle through the rapids, as well as amazing new memories that you’ll remember for a lifetime! As if that doesn’t sound good enough, groups of 10 people or more can take advantage of our dedicated sales staff and affordable group rates! Here are 4 groups who love white water rafting in the Smoky Mountains: Read More

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Top 4 Tips for Rafting in the Smoky Mountains During Cool Weather

September 22, 2023

If you are planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains this fall, you’ll be excited to know that we offer white water rafting excursions until mid-October! This is a unique time to experience the Pigeon River as the water flow depends entirely on mother nature. In addition, the pleasant fall temperatures are perfect for outdoor activities with the average highs reaching the low to mid 70s throughout the early part of autumn! If you happen to experience a cooler than average day for rafting, no problem! Here are the top 4 tips for rafting in the Smoky Mountains during cool weather: Read More

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Top 4 Reasons to Join Our Pigeon River Rafting Trips This Fall

September 15, 2023

While fall in the Smoky Mountains welcomes cooler weather and beautiful foliage colors, it also signifies the “final call” for our rafting trips this season. If you’re lucky enough to visit the Smokies this autumn, our Pigeon River rafting trips are still available for booking until mid-October! Don’t miss this chance to join our professional guides as they lead you down the Pigeon River for an unforgettable adventure! Here are the top 4 reasons to join our Pigeon River rafting trips this fall: Read More