“Perfect activity to bring all the family together.
Lower River Rafting
Great for families or anyone who just wants to relax down the river.
Rafting on the lower Pigeon River is one of the best attractions in the Smoky Mountains! It’s a 5 1/2 mile trip through the scenic Pigeon River gorge.
Available May – September
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. People of all ages love it! So, if you’re looking for something with a little less speed, this rafting trip on the Pigeon River is for you.
How long will I spend on the river? Approx. 1.5 – 2 hours
Who can go on this trip? All rafters must be at least 3 years of age and accompanied by an adult.
Do I have to make a reservation? Strongly recommended!
What’s included in the Lower River Rafting trip?
Here are some of the things you can expect to experience when you go on one of our Lower River Rafting trips:
Rafters are asked to arrive at the outpost 45 minutes prior to their scheduled trip time. The put-in location is at the outpost, where you’ll then paddle 5 miles downstream. After your adventure is over, our bus picks you up and brings you back to the outpost. This trip is great for families with kids!
We have a professional guide accompany you on your trip so they only thing you have to focus on is having fun! The guide is there to help keep you safe and guarantee you have a great time. Our guides will share information about the area, tell jokes, and calm any nerves you have about rafting. Each of our guides has completed a training program that includes at least 15–20 trips down the river, and is First-Aid Certified.
- May – September: Guaranteed water releases Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Holiday Sundays.
For cooler temperatures: For optimum comfort – synthetic, quick-drying layers. We don’t recommend cotton – it holds water and wicks away body heat. Secure shoes with a heel strap are required. (tennis shoes, water shoes, sports sandals with a heel strap). Wool or fleece socks will help keep you warmer.
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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