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5 Reasons Kids Love White Water Rafting in the Smoky Mountains

February 25, 2019 March 15th, 2020
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White water rafting in the Smoky Mountains is one of the best things to do for families! It’s a fun experience for both the adults and the kids. Nothing beats an adventure on the Pigeon River. Check out these 5 reasons why kids love white water rafting in the Smoky Mountains:

1. Calm Float on the River

A family holding their paddles over their heads on a Gatlinburg TN white water rafting adventure.Kids both big and small will love going for a scenic float through the Pigeon River gorge! Our rafting trip on the lower Pigeon River is perfect for families with younger children. It has a little less speed, so it’s not too rough for the kids to enjoy. The whole family will love the adventure our lower Pigeon River rafting trip provides! All rafters must be at least 3 years old and accompanied by an adult on this trip.

2. Splashing Around

One of the best parts about our lower Pigeon River rafting trip is that there are opportunities for water fights and splashing in the river! Kids love being able to get out of the raft and splash around in the Pigeon River. It adds even more excitement to their white water rafting adventure. Get ready for a fun afternoon of water fights and rafting!

3. Can Enjoy in the Rain

Laughing young girl on whitewater raftOur rafting trips happen even if it’s raining, so you never have to worry about a little rain getting in your way of having fun. This guarantees your kids will have a great time regardless of the weather. Chances are you’ll get wet on your rafting trip no matter what, so the rain just adds to the enjoyment. Instead of being bored indoors hiding from the rain, your kids will love being able to get out and have fun in it!

4. Thrilling Upper River Trip

For kids who are looking for a little more excitement, we have a thrilling upper Pigeon River rafting trip. This 6.5 mile trip lets you run about 70 rapids ranging from class 1 to class 4. You’ll hit big waves, big drops, and plenty of surfing for plenty of fun! Kids 8 years and older can enjoy this upper rafting trip. Our professional guides who accompany you on the rafting trips will help make sure both you and your kids have a great time splashing through the waves, maneuvering around rocks, and taking in the beauty of the mountains.

5. Safe for Everyone

A rafting guide with a big group having fun Upper Pigeon River rafting.We know you want to choose an adventure that’s safe for your kids, which is why we’ve made safety our top priority. We want you to feel as confident and secure as possible so that all you have to focus on is having fun. Each trip starts off with a safety talk from our professional guides, and all our trips are fully guided. That means no experience is necessary! For extra safety, we include a waterproof first aid kit on each raft in the unlikely event anything happens on the river. You and your kids can enjoy an exciting and worry-free adventure white water rafting in the Smoky Mountains.

If you’re looking for an activity that both you and your kids will love, come white water rafting in the Smoky Mountains with us! Learn more about white water rafting for kids and book your adventure today.