Lower River Rafting

Great for families or anyone who just wants to relax down the river.

Experience a scenic float trip on the river May through Labor Day!

Rafting on the lower Pigeon River is one of the best Attractions in the Smoky Mountains for little kids. It’s a 5 1/2 mile trip through the scenic Pigeon River gorge. This adventure begins at the outpost and ends at the Denton Bridge. From there we bus you back up to the outpost.

Water fights and splashing are very popular on the lower Pigeon River. Kids absolutely love it, along with Mom and Dad. So if you’re looking for something with a little less speed, this rafting trip on the Pigeon River is for you. Trips Go Rain or Shine!

Family on rafting adventure with Smoky Mountain Outdoors near Pigeon Forge TN

Who can go on this trip?

All rafters must be at least 3 years of age and accompanied by an adult.

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
  • Up to 7 people + the guide per raft
  • Raft down the Lower Pigeon (1-1.5 hours on the river)
  • 10-minute bus ride back to the outpost

Trip Times/Water Releases

  • April 1 – May 25: Non-guaranteed water releases. Water levels vary. Trip times and dates vary.
  • May 26 – September 2: Guaranteed water releases Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday. Sunday, May 27 and Sunday, July 8.
  • September 4 – October 15: Natural flow trips. Trips vary based on water levels.

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 through Labor Day
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