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5 Reasons to Make Smoky Mountains White Water Rafting Part of Your Family Reunion

August 19, 2015 March 17th, 2020
A large family enjoying Smoky Mountains white water rafting.

Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains are an extremely popular place for family reunions of all sizes. With the abundance of lodging options available that can accommodate just about any size of gathering and all the wonderful and exciting activities to enjoy, you simply can’t find a better spot to bring the entire extended family together. There are several reasons why you’ll want to make Smoky Mountains white water rafting a part of your reunion:

1. Safe and ThrillingHappy family raising paddles in the air while Smoky Mountains white water rafting.

When you choose to enjoy one of our exciting rafting trips, your entire group will feel safe and secure during their adventure on the Pigeon River. Our rafts are made from the sturdiest of materials with careful safety inspections made before each trip begins. We send one of our friendly and highly-trained guides along in the raft with every group, and each person is also outfitted with a flotation device that has been approved by the Coast Guard.

2. A Fun Adventure for Most Ages

Rafting provides an excellent water adventure for every age group, and that includes very young kids right up through grandparents. We do require that children ride in the same raft with a responsible adult to provide supervision. To raft the Upper Pigeon River, children must be at least 8 years old. Children as young as 3 years old may enjoy a more relaxed ride on the lower portion of the river.

A family reunion group posing for a photo after an afternoon of Smoky Mountains white water rafting.3. Unique Bonding Experience

Our rafting trips are a great way to bring people who don’t see each other often enough much closer together. The excitement of a wild ride down the Upper Pigeon River or the time enjoyed splashing and playing on the milder Lower Pigeon River will go a long way towards strengthening family bonds. We guarantee that everyone will be talking about the great time they had Smoky Mountains white water rafting that night at dinner and for a long time to come!

4. A Special Time With Mother Nature

Most of our time as adults is too often spent cooped up in a busy office, and it’s also sometimes difficult to coax our children away from their favorite television programs or video games. Our rafting trips provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy the true beauty of nature. Your family will get to breathe the fresh mountain air, and you may catch a glimpse of fish in the water and animals such as deer and black bears coming to drink at the water’s edge.

5. Excellent Group RatesA group Smoky Mountains white water rafting with lots of splashing.

At Smoky Mountain Outdoors, large groups are granted special rates, so everyone in your family can enjoy the rafting trip without breaking the bank. If you will be rafting with a group of 10 or more family members, you are eligible for our discounted prices. Fill out the form on our White Water Rafting Group Information page to get the details on our group packages.    

We know that plans can change for big groups, so we try to be understanding if you have to cancel. Please just make any necessary cancellations within seven business days, and we will refund 100 % of your money.

Visit us here at Smoky Mountain Outdoors today, and we will get your reservations locked in for some rafting fun during your family reunion. You’re all going to have a great time Smoky Mountains white water rafting, and we can’t wait to help you enjoy your visit to the fullest!