Any day on the river is a good day!

One thing that makes Smoky Mountain Outdoors a great place for whitewater rafting near Gatlinburg is that it’s perfect for anyone age 3 and older.This is the perfect attraction for the whole family to enjoy!

Upper River Rafting

Smoky Mountain Rafting on the Upper Pigeon River is One Wild Ride!

Our Upper Pigeon River Rafting trip is one of the most popular rafting trips we offer. This trip is a 6.5 mile trip down the river on class 3 and 4 rapids. It’s a fun and exciting adventure through the Smoky Mountains! Available May through Labor Day.

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Rafting on the upper river with Smoky Mountain Outdoors
Guide with rafters in whitewater on Pigeon River with Smoky Mountain Outdoors

EXTREME Upper River Rafting

For the most EXTREME whitewater rafters!

For the most extreme whitewater rafting trip, you can go on this smaller boat adventure. With the smaller boats, your group will hit more rapids to make your ride down the river more exciting! Available May through Labor Day.

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Lower Pigeon River Rafting

This is a whitewater rafting adventure the entire family can enjoy!

If you’re looking for a bit more of a relaxing ride down the river, we’ve got you covered with our Lower Pigeon River rafting tour. Kids love this ride down the river, so it’s an attraction everyone in the family can enjoy. Plus, you’ll see some of the beautiful scenery of the Smoky Mountains along the way! Available May through Labor Day.

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Trips on the Lower Pigeon River
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Inflatable Kayaking

This kayaking trip is great for beginners or experienced kayakers!

Take a trip down the river in an inflatable kayak. You’ll be driving yourself along the way, escorted by one of our expert rafting guides! You’ll learn all types of spins, surfing and sliding techniques along the way! Available May through Labor Day.

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Families enjoying rafting in the Smoky Mountains

Combo Packages

Do you want to go rafting and ziplining during your visit?

With our combo packages, you can experience whitewater rafting and ziplining during your vacation! Take a look at our combo deals and reserve your adventure today! Available May through Labor Day.

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Natural Flow Trips

Looking for a scenic float trip down the river?

Our Natural Flow trips are some of the best! Since water levels are less predictable this time of year, you may experience level III – IV rapids on your trip or you may experience a leisure trip down the river. Available March 1 – April 30 and Labor Day – Oct. 15.

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