Inflatable Kayaking on the Lower Pigeon River

Fun for beginners or experienced kayakers!

Enjoy a fantastic whitewater adventure May through September on a guided inflatable kayak trip.

Our inflatable kayaks are designed for maximum performance with superb comfort and enhanced stability. They are fun, comfortable and handle rapids well–perfect for one of the most enjoyable Attractions near Gatlinburg TN.

This boat is designed to be handled by both experienced and novice kayakers. Call it a way to get closer to the river, or a way to express your individuality. Whatever you call it, an inflatable kayaking trip is just pure fun!

All trips are guided. The only difference is, you get to drive your own boat. A guide is there to escort you down the river and offer paddling tips. You’re taught different ways to approach and play in the rapids. Surfing, spinning and sliding are just a few things you learn. So give inflatable kayaking a try. You’ll absolutely love it!

Woman Kayaking with Smoky Mountain Outdoors on Lower Pigeon River

Who can go on this trip?

Kayakers must be a minimum of 12 years of age. All kayakers must be able to swim.

How long will I spend on the river?

You’ll spend 1-1.5 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
  • Trip begins at the outpost
  • Guided paddling trip down the Lower Pigeon (1-1.5 hours on the river)
  • 10-minute bus ride back to the outpost

Trip Times/Water Releases

  • May – September: Guaranteed water releases Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Holiday Sundays.

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.

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May – September

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