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4 Best Ways to Enjoy Gatlinburg Whitewater Rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors

March 16, 2016 March 30th, 2020
4 Best Ways to Enjoy Gatlinburg Whitewater Rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors

The Smoky Mountains are full of fun and beautiful outdoor activities to enjoy all year long, but  summer time in the Gatlinburg area can be very hot! When it’s just too hot to hike but you need a fun activity, the best way to cool down is by taking a Gatlinburg whitewater rafting tour with Smoky Mountain Outdoors! From family-friendly rides to wild adventures for thrill seekers, Smoky Mountain Outdoors Whitewater Rafting has something for everyone!

Lower Pigeon River Rafting1. Lower Pigeon River Rafting

If you’re looking for something calm and fun for the whole family, including your little kiddos, rafting down the Lower Pigeon River is a great option for you. This 5 ½ mile trip down the Pigeon River, led by a certified guide. This ride is filled with over 50 gentle rapids, and it’s not unusual for the trip to include lots of water fights and splashing! No previous Gatlinburg whitewater rafting experience is needed for this trip.

2.   Upper Pigeon River Rafting/Upper Pigeon River Extreme

Upper Pigeon River RafingThe Upper Pigeon River rafting adventure is good for people without a lot of whitewater rafting experience who still want a bit of a wilder adventure! A certified guide will lead you through 6 ½ miles of rushing rapids, skillfully maneuvering around big rocks and splashing through the giant waves.

For you true thrill-seekers out there, the Upper Pigeon River Extreme trip is sure to satisfy all your adrenaline needs! This extreme whitewater trip is experienced in a smaller raft, holding up to 3 rafters and the certified guide. This trip pushes the limits, hitting all the biggest waves and surfing all the way down the Upper Pigeon River. Ability to swim is a must for this adventure, and previous rafting experience is strongly recommended!

3.   Combine Your Thrills with Whitewater Rafting and Smoky Mountain Zipline

Zipline ComboAre you looking for a whole weekend excursion? Smoky Mountain Outdoors has partnered with Climb Works for an exclusive adventure combo deal! When you zip line with Climb Works, you’ll soar through the air for over 2 hours, enjoying all the beautiful scenery that the Smoky Mountains have to offer but from a whole new perspective. Your feet will never touch the ground! Word has it there’s even a surprise ending!

4. Spend the Night Next to the Pigeon River

Pigeon River CampgroundAfter your fun-packed day whitewater rafting or ziplining, enjoy the serenity of the Pigeon River and the Smoky Mountains by staying the night at the Pigeon River Campground! Whether you like to sleep in a tent, cabin, or have the whole family packed in your RV, Pigeon River Campground has something wonderful for everyone. Step away from the hustle and bustle of busy, everyday life, and enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains

As you can see, Gatlinburg whitewater rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors has something for the whole family! Are you ready to book your Smoky Mountain Outdoors adventure? We recommend booking here for all the best online exclusive deals and rates!