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May 31st, 2023
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4 Reasons to Start Planning Your Next Smoky Mountain White Water Rafting Adventure Today

September 26, 2021 May 31st, 2023

Summer is coming to an end, but it’s never too early to start planning for next summer’s vacation! The Gatlinburg area has endless opportunities for fun and adventure, but the ultimate vacation activity next summer will be Smoky Mountain white water rafting! Check out our top 4 reasons why you should start planning your family’s white water rafting adventure today.

1. Fun for the Whole Family

One of the best things about Smoky Mountain white water rafting is that there is something fun for every member of your family to enjoy. If you have small kids or even adults who are looking for a more gentle experience, our Lower Pigeon River tour is a calm but exciting 5.5 mile ride through about 50 mild rapids. For the thrill seekers in your group, the Upper Pigeon River tour is a faster paced 6.5 mile ride through big waves with lots of splashing! And for those of you who just can’t get enough adrenaline, our Upper Pigeon River extreme tour is as wild as it gets! You’ll be in a smaller raft with a maximum of 3 riders, and the ability to swim is a must!

2. Save Money by Planning AheadA happy group of people on a Gatlinburg TN white water rafting adventure.

Another wonderful thing about going ahead and planning next summer’s Smoky Mountain white water rafting adventure is that you will save money, which will, in turn, leave more room in your vacation budget for shopping, eating out and sightseeing! We always have lots of great money saving deals waiting to help you stretch your budget, including discount combination packages that let you experience several other popular Gatlinburg area attractions such as Dollywood and the Dixie Stampede. And by booking your white water rafting trip for next summer now, you can save as much as 30% on your trip!

3. Exciting New Adventure

There’s no better way to bond with your family than by experiencing something new together, and a Smoky Mountain white water rafting tour is an exciting new way to see the beauty of the Smoky Mountains like you’ve never seen before! When people think about exploring the mountains, they usually think about things like hiking or taking a bike ride or drive through the Smokies. While these are all wonderful ways to see the sights, there’s something special about letting the rapids show you the views from the river’s perspective. You’ll see trees soaring high above you on each side while you rush down the rapids, and you may even see a few animals drinking water or making their home on the river’s edge!

Happy family preparing to go ziplining.4. Enjoy Combo Packages for Extra Fun

After you experience the Smoky Mountains from the water, we think you should also experience them from the sky! Our zipline and rafting combo gives you the opportunity to see the mountains from the tops of the trees as you soar through the sky on a 2.5 hour air adventure. With 9 ziplines, 3 sky bridges, a 4-wheel drive adventure and a surprise ending, we promise this will be an experience that your whole family will love and will never forget!

Book your Smoky Mountain white water rafting adventure today to save money and have something fun to look forward to all winter long!