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Pigeon Forge Smoky Mountain Whitewater Rafting

Pigeon Forge Smoky Mountain Whitewater Rafting
3595 Hartford Road , I-40, Exit 447 Hartford, TN 37753
1-800-987-9852  
Detail Whitewater rafting trips last 1.5 - 2 hours depending on selection. The Zipline Course activity lasts approximately 1 hour, and the Ropes Course lasts approximately 1-2 hours and is dependent on how far the guests choose to go on it.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Detail Restaurant and Gift Shop On-site
Pigeon Forge Smoky Mountain Whitewater Rafting Schedule Schedule
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Upcoming Schedule:
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A thrilling vacation in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area of Tennessee awaits with the Pigeon Forge Smoky Mountain White Water Rafting activities. There are several adventures available for guests, allowing for an experience that is tailored to you and your family. Whether you want to embark upon a thrilling adventure with Class IV rapids or a more chill family adventure, you are sure to have a fantastic time. The various whitewater tour options include: 

Whitewater Trip Options

  • Big Pigeon River Float Trip

    This casual six-mile float through the stunning Smoky Mountains will certainly provide a relaxing and tranquil setting for your trip to the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. Before the float, your guide will give a Safety Talk to ensure everyone has all the knowledge necessary for a fun float down the Pigeon River. During the 2 hour guided float, each person gets to paddle an inflatable kayak and is equipped with a life jacket, helmet, and paddle. This exciting trip will begin at the River Outpost, and a bus will be waiting at the end of your float to transport you back to the Outpost. There are changing facilities with hot showers on site, so bring a dry change of clothes and a towel. If you want to bring a camera, only do so if it is waterproof. Also keep in mind that a professional photographer will take photos of your trip which will be available for purchase. 
     
  • Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting

    Experience the thrill of whitewater rapids on the upper section of the beautiful Pigeon River while exploring the area on this Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting trip! Escorted down five miles of lively rapids by the professional river guides, you can enjoy exciting but manageable splashes and bumpy waves during this 1.5-hour trip down the Pigeon River. The upper section of this river includes twelve Class III and three Class IV whitewater rapids, keeping this spectacular trip exciting for beginners and experienced rafters. These fun rapids also boast equally intriguing such as Vegamatic, Razor Blade, Too Late, After Shave, and Lost Guide. After setting out from the Pigeon River Outpost in Hartford, Tennessee, you will be transported to the upper portion on the Pigeon River. Along the beautiful water, you can enjoy delightful views, as it borders the Martha Sundquist State Forest, Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee National Forest, , and the Appalachian Trail, and gorgeous views of East Tennessee. The Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting trip gives you the opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful areas in the Smoky Mountains on a thrilling adventure. 
     
  • Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip

    Take in some of the best scenery in the Smoky Mountains as you leisurely go rafting and float down the Pigeon River on this fantastic Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip. This two-hour float trip offers family members and friends the opportunity to explore the beautiful Pigeon River and surrounding area on the calm lower section of the river. Accompanies by professional river guides, your family and friends can see more than six miles down this beautiful river on a casual trip that requires no prior experience. The lower section of the Pigeon River is controlled by a dam that has scheduled water releases between Memorial Day and Labor Day, which means that you will have the opportunity to float on these Class I and Class II waves as the water is released into the river. With these calm waves, this float trip is the perfect way for your family to experience the beauty of the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area, as well as the excitement of a family adventure. Your group will set out from the Pigeon River Outpost in Hartford, Tennessee, and you will be transported to an area of the river known for its beautiful and numerous wildlife. Also known for its calmness, this section of the river allows you to get off the raft and swim if desired. Enjoy the fantastic views, as the river in this area borders the Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee National Forest, Martha Sundquist State Forest, and the Appalachian Trail, some of the most dramatic country in East Tennessee.

About the Family Adventure Island & Its Activities


After your trip, return to the Family Adventure Island, a ten-acre island where you can enjoy a picnic with barbecues provided, swings, a bean bag toss game, a swimming beach and wading area, and a nature trail. Along with your selected whitewater rafting adventure, you will also have the option to add additional activities onto your trip for a fun combination! Enjoy ziplining and a ropes challenge course after your adrenaline-pounding trip down the Pigeon River. 

  • About the Zipline Course

    Either after or before your rafting trip depending on the time the trip sets out; you will be able to enjoy the thrilling Zipline Course. This activity features an astounding six adrenaline-pumping ziplines and two skybridges. These features take guests from 60 - 80 feet off the ground for some of the most amazing views of Family Adventure Island and the Pigeon River. Glide above the treetops and enjoy 2400 feet of action on this amazing zipline course.
     
  • About the Ropes Challenge

    Strap into the safety harness and enjoy some heightened action on this awesome Ropes Challenge Course. Guests can conquer 12 different activities on this course, including balancing beams, rope bridges, and climbing nets. The course also accommodates four skill levels allowing visitors of all ages (5 and up) to have an amazing time. The course begins with the easiest challenges and grows gradually more difficult, and guests can stop at any point along the way. 

Important Information:
Please be aware you will get wet on the rafting trip so wear clothing you don't mind getting water on! Wear comfortable shoes that are not easy to come off. Flip-flops, bare feet, and crocs are not allowed. Life jackets and helmets are provided for all guests and are a requirement in order to participate as safety is top priority. All participants must be able to fit in a 56” life jacket. Each raft sits seven people, plus the friendly tour guide. For after your float trip, a towel and change of clothes are recommended, and changing facilities, restrooms, and showers are available. For the zipline, knee-length shorts and closed-toed shoes that secure around the ankles are required.

Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Available Now until 9/5
Enjoy the beauty of the Big Pigeon River on this thrilling float trip! This trip lasts approximately 2 hours and includes six miles of rafting on Class i and II rapids that is great for ages 3 and up. This ticket option also includes admission onto the zipline course and ropes challenge after your rafting activity.

Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Available 8/13 until 9/5
The Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting activity is sure to be a fantastic time. During this rafting endeavor, visitors will enjoy Class III and Class IV rapids for an exciting experience that is best for seasoned rafters. Guests must be 8 years and older or weigh at least 70 lbs. This ticket also includes admission to the Zipline!

Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Available Now until 9/5
Bring the entire family along for a fun Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting experience! This float trip lasts approximately 2 hours and features Class I and II rapids for a calmer experience that is great for ages 3 and up. See places such as the Smoky Mountains and Cherokee National Forest before returning to the Family Adventure Island to take on the included Zipline tour!

Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Available Now until 9/6
The entire family is certain to have a blast on the Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip, which features calmer Class I and II rapids for an easier journey. Visitors will have a fantastic time on this two-hour endeavor. This tour is suited for visitors who are at least 3 years old.

Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Available Now until 11/5
For a more experienced rafter, the Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting is a great selection. This 1.5-hour tour spans over five miles and features Class III and IV whitewater rapids. Guests must be at least 8 years old or a minimum of 70+ lbs to go on this adventure as the waves are a lot choppier and the route is bumpy.

Zipline & Ropes Combo
Available 8/8 until 9/5
Conquer both the zipline and the ropes course with this awesome combo ticket. Take to the skies and zoom along the canopies before trying your skills at the swinging bridges and ropes course.

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Robin White
IA
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"Awesome!!! "
Awesome!!! Ask for moriah!
Tip: Have fun, splash! Tip your guide!!
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Kimberly Jones
CT
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"This was so much fun."
This was so much fun. The tour guide was very good and funny. The rapids were just big enough for kids to manage. We were even able to swim in the river at several points during the ride.
Tip: Bring sunscreen.
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Greg Bouhanna
MI
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"entire family loved every minute of it."
Zip lining was fun and the staff there was great with the kids. Rafting was awesome and the entire family loved every minute of it. Our guide was awesome and made it even more memorable!!
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Dacia Delacerda
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"Had fun "
Had fun
Frequently Asked Questions for Pigeon Forge Smoky Mountain Whitewater Rafting:
  • What level of physical ability is required?
    Guests must weigh 60 - 250 lbs to do the zipline; 3 and up for the family floats; ages 8 and up or 70+ lbs for the Upper Pigeon River Float.
  • What type of clothing is appropriate?
    Casual clothing you do not mind getting wet and close-toed shoes that will stay on your feet.
  • What age is Pigeon Forge Smoky Mountain Whitewater Rafting appropriate for?
    3+ for the Lower Pigeon River floats and 8+ for the Upper Pigeon River Float. Zipline participants must be at least 60 lbs and ropes challenge participants must be 5 and up.
  • Is food available or provided?
    There is a food stand with food for purchase.
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
    Yes!
Pigeon Forge Smoky Mountain Whitewater Rafting Schedule
Date / Day Activity Available Times
Wed
Aug 5
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Zipline & Ropes Combo
Thu
Aug 6
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Zipline & Ropes Combo
Fri
Aug 7
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
N/A
Sold Out
Zipline & Ropes Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Sat
Aug 8
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Zipline & Ropes Combo
Sun
Aug 9
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
N/A
Sold Out
Zipline & Ropes Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Mon
Aug 10
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
N/A
Sold Out
Zipline & Ropes Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Tue
Aug 11
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Zipline & Ropes Combo
Wed
Aug 12
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Zipline & Ropes Combo
Thu
Aug 13
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Zipline & Ropes Combo
Fri
Aug 14
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
N/A
Sold Out
Zipline & Ropes Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Sat
Aug 15
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Zipline & Ropes Combo
Sun
Aug 16
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
N/A
Sold Out
Zipline & Ropes Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Mon
Aug 17
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
N/A
Sold Out
Zipline & Ropes Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Tue
Aug 18
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Zipline & Ropes Combo
Wed
Aug 19
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Zipline & Ropes Combo
Thu
Aug 20
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Zipline & Ropes Combo
Fri
Aug 21
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
N/A
Sold Out
Zipline & Ropes Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Sat
Aug 22
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Zipline & Ropes Combo
Sun
Aug 23
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
N/A
Sold Out
Zipline & Ropes Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Mon
Aug 24
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
N/A
Sold Out
Zipline & Ropes Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Tue
Aug 25
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Zipline & Ropes Combo
Wed
Aug 26
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Zipline & Ropes Combo
Thu
Aug 27
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Zipline & Ropes Combo
Fri
Aug 28
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
N/A
Sold Out
Zipline & Ropes Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Sat
Aug 29
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Zipline & Ropes Combo
Sun
Aug 30
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
N/A
Sold Out
Zipline & Ropes Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Mon
Aug 31
Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Combo
N/A
Sold Out
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
N/A
Sold Out
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
N/A
Sold Out
Zipline & Ropes Combo
N/A
Sold Out
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