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September 22nd, 2020
Tips For Pigeon River Rafting With Kids

3 Tips For Pigeon River Rafting With Kids

January 29, 2016 September 22nd, 2020

Rafting is one of the most fun and exciting activities to do with your family. One of the best places to take your kids rafting is on the Pigeon River. The Pigeon River will provide you and your kids with beautiful mountain views, exciting rapids, and big waves, that will provide you with an unforgettable rafting experience. However, before you jump into this amazing activity there are ways for you and your kids to prepare for your Pigeon River rafting trip.

Children love rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors1. Know What Your Kids are Able to Do

Knowing the age and ability of your kids will help you decide which part of the Pigeon River is best for you and your family. For families with children under the age of 8, the Lower Pigeon River is exactly what you are looking for. The Lower Pigeon River is one of the best attractions for little kids. It is a 5.5-mile trip through the scenic Pigeon river gorge. During your Pigeon River rafting trip, you will run about 50 class 1 and 2 rapids with one class 3 at the end. Water fights and splashing are very popular on the Lower Pigeon River.

For children over the age of 8, the Upper Pigeon River is an exciting 6.5-mile raft trip down class 3 and 4 rapids. Our certified guides will navigate your raft the entire trip, sharing their love of splashing through big waves, maneuvering around rocks, and enjoying the beauty of being in the great outdoors. On your trip, you will get to run about 70 rapids ranging from class 1 to class 3. You can even do a combo package and make a day trip of Pigeon River rafting by doing the combo trip, where you get to raft the Lower and Upper Pigeon River on the same day. Get more information about whitewater rafting for kids and see why it’s such a great activity for kids of all ages.

Put a smile on your childs face and raft with Smoky Mountain Outdoors2. Know What to Bring

Before you hit the river, it is important to be prepared for what is to come. Before the trip, it is important for your family to put sunscreen all over their bodies, to protect you and your family’s skin from harm from the sun. Even on a cloudy day, it is important to put sunscreen. On the trip, it is important for you to bring, a swimsuit or shorts, secure shoes with a heel-strap are required (tennis shoes, water shoes, sport sandals with a heel-strap and water bottles so you and your family can stay hydrated. Then once the trip is over, it is great to have a change of clothes and a towel so you don’t have to stay in wet clothes on the way back home or to the place you are staying in the Pigeon Forge area.

3. Make a Reservation Beforehand

You and your family have decided you want to go rafting. One of the best ways to ensure you and your kids don’t miss out on this opportunity you can make a Pigeon River rafting reservation. This way you can set your plans in place for your entire vacation to the Pigeon Forge area.

Rafting is a great experience for you and your kids to do together. Don’t miss out on it this spring and summer by making your Pigeon Forge rafting reservation today.