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February 27th, 2024
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Top 4 Reasons to Go White Water Rafting in the Smoky Mountains in March

February 16, 2024 February 27th, 2024

White water rafting season in the Smokies is back! We’re kicking off the season this March with our special spring trips that are based on the natural flow of the river. You can be one of the first guests to head out with us this year, so gather your family and friends together for the ultimate Smoky Mountain adventure! Here are the top 4 reasons to go white water rafting in the Smoky Mountains in March:

1. Perfect Cure for the Winter Blues

So you’ve been cooped up inside all winter dreaming about the great outdoors? Now is your chance to head back outside and join us for our Upper Pigeon River rafting trip! This is the perfect way to soak up the beautiful natural beauty of the Smokies while having a blast paddling down the river! Before you know it, you’ll feel those winter blues drift away into a distant memory! Just remember to avoid wearing cotton and stick to synthetic, quick-drying layers for our March trips, and you’re good to go!

2. Bragging Rights to Your Friends

family white water raftingAnother one of the top reasons to go white water rafting in the Smoky Mountains in March is for bragging rights! After all, you’ll be our first guests of the year to head back out onto the Pigeon River for another season of fun and adventure! We’ll even take pictures during your rafting trip to show off to your friends back home! When you’re ready to experience more thrills, be sure to visit us again starting on Memorial Day Weekend when our Upper Pigeon River rafting trips get even more exciting with scheduled white water releases!

3. Unpredictable Water Levels for Natural Thrills

The unique thing about our March rafting trips is that these are natural flow trips where the water levels are less predictable than other times of year! This means that you may experience everything from a leisurely journey down the river to class III and IV rapids! These types of trips are only available in March, April, September and October, providing a special opportunity for those who like to raft based on the sole power of mother nature!

4. Off-Season Rates for Area Lodging

pigeon river campgroundMarch is considered a slower season in the Smoky Mountains, so you’ll be able to find some of the best rates of the year at area lodging! Since we are the closest rafting outfitter to the Smoky Mountain area, you’ll find thousands of nearby lodging options ranging from hotels and condos to cabins in the woods! If you prefer the outdoor experience of camping, stay right next door to our rafting outpost with a stay at the Pigeon River Campground! This lovely campground offers sites for traditional tent camping, as well as RV campsites and camping cabins. You’ll also find plenty of excellent campground amenities such as recreational equipment, a laundry room, and a convenient general store!

Check out all of the information about white water rafting in the Smoky Mountains today to plan your rafting adventures on the Pigeon River! We look forward to seeing you soon!