Natural Flow Trips

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

Looking for a scenic float trip down the river? Our Natural Flow Trips are available March 1 – April 30 and Labor Day – October 15!

Our Natural Flow 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 rafting trips go rain or shine, so reserve yours today before our whitewater rafting season comes to an end!

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

Who can go on this trip?

All rafters must be at least 8 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
  • Trip begins at the outpost
  • Up to 7 people + the guide per raft
  • Raft down the Lower Pigeon (1.5-2 hours on the river)
  • 10-minute bus ride back to the outpost

Trip Times/Water Releases

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/Early Fall: 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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March 1 – April 30
Labor Day – October 15
(tax and fees applied at checkout)
Discounts are automatically applied at checkout.

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