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4 Reasons Our Smoky Mountain Rafting Trip is the Best for Families

August 17, 2018 March 15th, 2020
A happy family going river rafting near Gatlinburg TN.

For the best family activity during your vacation in the Smoky Mountains, come to Smoky Mountain Outdoors! Your family will laugh together, have a blast together, and share unforgettable memories together. Rafting in the Smoky Mountains is great for families, whether you’re looking for a thrill or a relaxing float down the Pigeon River. Here are 4 reasons our Smoky Mountain rafting trip is the best for families:

1. Relaxing & Fun

Our rafting trip is the perfect way for everyone in the family to relax and focus on having fun! You won’t be thinking about anything but what a great time you’re having when you’re on the Pigeon River. During rafting season, you can take a scenic float down the river on our Lower River Rafting Trip, or run class 3 and 4 rapids on our Upper River Rafting Trip. After Labor Day, we switch over to fall trips, which offer a great adventure for families! The spring and fall trips vary based on water levels, offering a different experience each rafting trip. Your rafting guide will help you navigate through the best waves and make sure you have a blast on the river!

Excited family enjoying rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors2. Safe for Everyone

The best part about our Smoky Mountain rafting trips is that they are safe for everyone! We do everything possible to assure a safe adventure. Knowing that your safety is our top priority can help calm any nerves you have about white water rafting. We have an experienced guide accompany our guests on every rafting trip. All our guides have completed a training program that includes at least 15-20 trips down the river, and they are certified in Standard First Aid. You won’t have to focus on a thing except for having fun! For extra safety, we include a waterproof first-aid kit on each raft. Rafting is the perfect activity for adults and kids of all ages!

3. Amazing Guides

Our guides make your experience with your family better than you could ever imagine. If you have children who might be nervous to try rafting for the first time, they are great at making them feel comfortable and excited for the adventure! Our guides’ goal is make sure you have an amazing time, which is why they’ll not only keep you safe, but they’ll also make you laugh, teach you interesting facts about the Smoky Mountains, and give you rafting tips along your journey. Everyone in the family will be comfortable with one of our rafting guides on board!

4. Create Wonderful Memories Together

Family on red Smoky Mountain Outdoors raft near Gatlinburg TNWhen you’re planning fun family activities for your vacation, you want to choose something that will provide long-lasting memories. That’s exactly what a rafting trip in the Smoky Mountains will give you. Your adventure will be filled with endless laughs, and it will be an experience you can look back on for years to come. We even capture pictures of you during your adventure that you can purchase from our office as a constant reminder of the great time you had together on the Pigeon River!

What are you waiting for? Get ready for a day filled with family fun on the Pigeon River! Learn more about our Smoky Mountain rafting trips and book your adventure today.