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4 Reasons to Still Go Whitewater Rafting Near Gatlinburg in September

September 8, 2017 May 30th, 2020
Vibrant fall leaves next to a stream in the Smoky Mountains.

As the season transitions from summer to fall, we are also transitioning from “massive rapids” types of whitewater trips to natural flow trips down the river. There are many benefits to going on a natural flow trip including less crowds and cooler temperatures. You can still get a fun experience if you go whitewater rafting near Gatlinburg in September and here’s why:

Large group whitewater rafting near Gatlinburg with Smoky Mountain Outdoors1. Less Crowded

Now that you’ve beat the summer crowd, it’s the perfect time to go whitewater rafting near Gatlinburg. The crowds have gone, so you won’t have to worry about them anymore. Taking a natural flow trip is also the perfect activity for fall break. It’s always nice to take a break from everyday life and enjoy the mountains. You can invite your friends to take a rafting trip with you and booking a trip will be much easier with less crowds.

2. Cooler Temperatures

During the summer, temperatures can climb higher and higher. Now that fall is coming, the temperatures will be cooler. You won’t have to worry about sweating like crazy and you’ll have a much better rafting experience. This way it’ll be easier to convince your friends and family to come enjoy whitewater rafting near Gatlinburg. The cooler temperatures will make your trip more comfortable and more enjoyable.

3. Gorgeous Scenery

On a natural flow trip you can look up at the gorgeous mountains as you descend the river gorge. Enjoy the gorgeous scenery as you float down the river. It won’t be as intense as other experiences you might have had while whitewater rafting near Gatlinburg, but it’s still a chance to enjoy the Smokies in a unique way. A natural flow trip down the river gives you a chance to both see and be a part of nature. You’ll have a chance to see the Great Smoky Mountains in a whole new light.

4. Tranquil ExperienceFamily whitewater rafting near Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Outdoors

On a natural flow trip, you may experience class III – IV whitewater, or you may enjoy a leisurely, scenic river trip. The experience you get from these trips all depend on the water levels. Either way, you’ll be surrounded by nature which creates a really tranquil experience. Listening to the water hitting the rocks and flowing down the stream can be very relaxing. Our experienced river guides will navigate you through the best waves, so you can kick back and enjoy the ride.

We plan to raft on natural flow trips from September 5 through October 14, but this can change based on water levels. Mother Nature is in charge of our water levels, so we have learned to just go with the flow. Sign up for one of our natural flow trips down the river today and we know you’ll have a great time!