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3 Reasons Our Smoky Mountain Rafting Trips Are the Perfect Way to Beat the Heat This Summer

June 19, 2023

The awesome thing about a Smoky Mountain vacation is that the temperatures in the area are generally moderate, even during the months of July and August! This is especially true if you’ll be spending any time hiking or sightseeing among the higher elevations in the Smokies! If you do happen to be visiting during a heat wave and are looking for a way to cool off, there is no better option than our thrilling white water rafting adventures! Here are the top 3 reasons why our Smoky Mountain rafting trips are the perfect way to beat the heat this summer:

1. Guaranteed to Get Soaked

There is no doubt about it — you’re guaranteed to get soaked while joining us on a white water rafting journey down the Pigeon River! After splashing through just a few of the class III and IV rapids on our Upper Pigeon River Rafting Trip, you’ll quickly discover why we advise our guests to wear a bathing suit or shorts! This amazing trip features about 70 rapids, so get ready for big drops, large waves and plenty of laughs among your family and friends! While our Lower Pigeon River Rafting Trip is more of a relaxing float trip geared towards families with young kids, you’ll still find plenty of splashing going along during your journey! You’ll even have the opportunity to jump in the water to cool off. If you’re up for the ultimate adventure, consider our Extreme Upper River Rafting Trip where you’ll ride in a smaller raft with a maximum of three rafters and a guide!

2. Better Value Than a Water Park

people swimming in the riverThere is no need to settle for an expensive water park when you want to cool off on a warm day in the Smokies! Our Smoky Mountain rafting trips are a much better value than a water park, and we guarantee that you’ll be pleasantly surprised by our affordable rafting rates! You can save even more money by taking advantage of one of our Rafting Packages that combine white water rafting with the action-packed experience of ziplining! We also offer special group rates for those who have at least 10 people or more, as well as valuable money saving coupons that automatically apply when booking your trip online!

3. Just a Short and Scenic Drive from Gatlinburg

You’ll be happy to know that our whitewater rafting outpost is situated just 45 minutes from Gatlinburg, making it a convenient destination for anyone enjoying a vacation in the heart of the Smoky Mountains! In fact, we are the closest whitewater rafting outfitter to the Smoky Mountain area! This means that you are never too far from cooling off during the summer months, and we offer plenty of trip times to easily accommodate your vacation schedule! During your drive from Gatlinburg, you’ll get to experience a portion of the Foothills Parkway and other scenic roads that offer magnificent views of the Smokies!

Check out all of our Smoky Mountain rafting trips today to beat the heat this summer! We look forward to providing you with the adventure of a lifetime on the Pigeon River!