Extreme Upper River Rafting

The best whitewater rafting adventure for thrill seekers!

Feeling extreme? Take it to the EXTREME May through Labor Day! Smaller boat = bigger hits!

Experience the thrill of the Upper Pigeon in a smaller raft with a maximum of three rafters and a guide. We’ll push the limits running go-for-it lines, hitting the meat of big waves, and surfing all of our favorite waves and hydraulics. A fast, dynamic experience for thrill-seekers.

*Please note: for this trip, the ability to swim is a must and previous rafting experience is recommended.

Extreme Upper River Rafting near Gatlinburg Tn

Who can go on this trip?

All rafters must be at least 12 years of age.

How long will I spend on the river?

You’ll spend 1.5-2 hours on the river (approximately).

Do I have to make a reservation?

Reservations are strongly recommended!

More Things You Should Know

Trip Format

  • Arrive at outpost 45 minutes prior to trip time.
  • Gear up and safety talk at the outpost
  • 10-minute bus ride to the start point
  • Up to 3 people + the guide per raft
  • Raft down the Upper Pigeon (1.5-2 hours on the river)
  • Trip ends back at the outpost

Trip Times/Water Releases

  • May 26th – September 2nd: Guaranteed water releases Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday. Sunday, May 27 and Sunday, July 8.

Any day on the river is a good day! That said, natural conditions may affect recreational water levels. On certain days, river levels may be subject to natural flow rather than dam release. This affects all operators on the Pigeon River. On these days, customers per raft and other adjustments may be made to provide the best overall experience.

What to Bring

Summer: Swimsuits and shorts work best. Secure shoes with a heel strap are required (tennis shoes, water shoes, sports sandals with a heel strap). Bare feet and flip-flops are not allowed. Don’t forget to bring a change of clothes and a towel.

Cancellation Policies

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May 26th – September 2nd
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