“If you are looking for a great family activity while you visit the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area, we went white water rafting and had a great time. The guides are knowledgeable and fun.
Spring and Fall Trips
Great for families or anyone who just wants to relax down the river.
Visiting the Smokies in the spring or fall? Enjoy a beautiful scenic trip down the river! Our Spring and Fall 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. You’ll enjoy your trip down the river where you’ll get to see all of the beautiful sights of the Smoky Mountains and have fun on the water!
Our Spring and Fall Trips are available for ages 8+ in March – April and September – October.
The number of people per raft and trip length will vary depending on water level.
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 8 years of age.
Do I have to make a reservation? Strongly recommended!
What’s included in the Spring/Fall trips?
Here are some of the things you can expect to experience when you go on one of our spring or fall trips:
Rafters are asked to arrive at the outpost 45 minutes prior to their scheduled trip time. You’ll gear up and listen to a safety talk, take a 10-minute bus ride to the put-in, and get ready for your adventure! The put-in location and raft capacity may vary depending on water levels. Since water levels are less predictable during these months, your adventure on the river is unpredictable too. You can experience everything from class 3 and 4 rapids to a leisure trip down the river.
20-Minute Safety Talk
The safety of our rafters is our top priority. That’s why everyone is required to listen to a 20-minute safety talk before their trip. Our guides tell you everything you need to know to have a safe and fun time on the river, and you can ask any questions you may have.
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.
- March–April, September–October: Natural flow trips. Trips vary based on water levels.
Spring/Fall (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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