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4 Reasons Families Love Rafting on the Pigeon River with Our Spring and Fall Trips

December 27, 2018 September 25th, 2020
Rafters heading downriver near Pigeon Forge TN

If you always wanted to take your family on a white water rafting adventure but prefer something with low to moderate intensity, our Spring and Fall Trips are perfect for you! This is a fantastic opportunity to fully enjoy all of the magnificent scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains as you gently float down the river. Here are the top 4 reasons why families love rafting on the Pigeon River with our Spring and Fall Trips:

1. Fun Introduction to White Water Rafting

Our Spring and Fall Trips provide a fun introduction to white water rafting! It’s great for children and other family members who have never experienced this exciting activity! The journey down the Pigeon River is relatively calm. So, you will never feel intimidated by huge rapids. However, it is important to note that since water levels are less predictable in the early spring and fall. You could experience anything from a leisurely trip to level III and IV rapids! Your ride down the river should last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours depending upon the natural river flow.

2. Most Family Members Can Participatelittle girl rafting on the natural flow trip

The minimum age for the Spring and Fall Trips at Smoky Mountain Outdoors is 8 years old. That means most family members can participate in the action! Everyone from kids to adults will love these rafting trips. When packing for your family vacation in the Smoky Mountains, remember to bring a swimsuit, towel and secure shoes with a heel strap. Please note that bare feet and flip flops are not permitted!

3. Safe Adventure with Professional Guides

Families love the fact that Smoky Mountain Outdoors has an excellent safety reputation. Furthermore,  all of our rafting trips include an experienced guide. While gearing up for your adventure at our outpost, there will be a safety talk. Here, our professional staff can address any questions or concerns that you might have. It is not necessary to know how to swim while taking our Spring and Fall Trips because every guest is issued a type 5, Coast Guard approved personal flotation device. This lifejacket is designed to provide all of the flotation that you would need on the river.

Group of people waving at camera while on rafting trip4. Flexible Cancellation Policies

At Smoky Mountain Outdoors, we know that plans can sometimes change so we are pleased to offer a flexible cancellation policy for all of our trips. After all, if you have a family member who becomes ill, they certainly won’t be able to enjoy one of our white water rafting excursions! As long as you have a family of 9 people or less, you can receive a full refund for cancellations made at least 48 hours prior to the trip time. If you have to cancel within 48 hours of the trip, we can either reschedule your trip or offer you a voucher to use for a future reservation.

Our Spring and Fall Trips are available from March 1 to April 30 and from Labor Day to October 15. Check out all of the information about our Spring and Fall Trips today to plan your adventure of rafting on the Pigeon River! We look forward to exploring the river with you at Smoky Mountain Outdoors!