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5 Things to Know About Rafting in the Smoky Mountains with Us

November 18, 2018 September 22nd, 2020
people rafting in the smoky mountains

White water rafting is one of the most exciting adventures in the Smoky Mountains! When you go rafting with us at Smoky Mountain Outdoors, you’re in for a treat. We make your experience on the river both safe and enjoyable! Here are 5 things to know about rafting in the Smoky Mountains with us:

1. Variety of Trips

An extreme rafting trip with Smoky Mountain Outdoors.We offer a variety of trips so you can choose which one best fits your group. For a scenic float down the river that’s great for kids, try our Lower Pigeon River rafting trip. You’ll take a 5.5 mile trip through the scenic Pigeon River gorge. For a more exciting time on the river, try our Upper Pigeon River rafting trip. You’ll hit class 3 and 4 rapids and experience big waves and big drops! Our Extreme Upper River rafting trip is only for those looking for a thrill. You’ll hit big waves in a smaller raft for a fast and dynamic trip down the river. We also offer inflatable kayaking if you want to try something new. Our kayaks are designed for maximum performance and are a fun way to hit the rapids.

2. Combo Packages

When you go rafting in the Smoky Mountains with us, take advantage of our combo packages! Our rafting combo package allows you to have more fun on the river than ever before. You’ll get to experience both the Upper and Lower Pigeon River! Raft the thrilling Class 3 and 4 rapids of the Upper Pigeon River, stop for lunch riverside at the Lost Guide Grill, then relax in a guided raft or your own inflatable kayak on the Lower Pigeon River. If you’re interested in more outdoor adventure, purchase our zipline and rafting combo package. We’ve partnered with CLIMB Works to offer you the ultimate adventure ticket. Enjoy a zipline tour at CLIMB Works’ and a rafting trip on the Pigeon River with us!

3. Experienced Guides

A rafting guide faces his passengers in his raft.We have experienced guides who join our guests on every rafting trip. Not only does this help keep you safe, but it guarantees you have a great time! Our guides make your time on the river even better, whether they’re helping calm your nerves, telling jokes, or teaching you more about the Smoky Mountains. Our guides focus on your safety and providing a great rafting experience so that all you have to focus on is having fun.

4. Great for Groups

Our rafting trips are great for groups! Youth groups, corporate retreats, family reunions — everyone will have fun on the river. Not only will your group have a great time, but rafting offers an amazing opportunity to bring you all closer together while you share a fun and meaningful experience. You’ll make memories that you can cherish forever! We make organizing your trip easy with our dedicated sales staff and affordable group rates.

5. Raft in the Rain

Laughing young girl on whitewater raftOne of the best parts about rafting with us is that you don’t have to worry about the weather getting in your way of having fun. You’re already going to get wet on your rafting trip, so we don’t let the weather rain on our parade! Rain actually makes for an even more fun time because rainwater helps the recreational water levels of the trips. For safety reasons, we may delay trips for a few minutes while we wait for a storm to pass, but a few raindrops don’t stop us from having fun!

Now that you know all there is to know about rafting in the Smoky Mountains, it’s time to start planning your experience on the river! Check out all of our types of rafting trips and decide which one is best for your group.