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. 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.
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. Rafting in the Smokies is a locally owned business that promotes sustainable tourism, which means that taking care of the natural resources, the heritage of the locals, and sharing the outdoor experiences with guests are their most important principles.
This float trip rafts rain or shine, so whatever the weather, all participants should meet at the river outpost 45 minutes prior to the trip time. When the weather makes it necessary, guests are provided with complimentary nylon jackets and pants, and wet suits are available for an additional price. Be sure to wear waterproof sunscreen, especially during the summer.
Also be prepared to get wet. Swimming suits and synthetic material shorts are recommended, and be sure that your shoes are appropriate, as proper footwear is required to participate in your rafting trip. Crocs, flip-flops, and bare feet are not allowed. For after your float trip, a towel and change of clothes is recommended, and changing facilities, restrooms, and showers are available.
For those who wear glasses, it is recommended that you use an eyeglass retainer, and they are available at the on-site store for an additional price. Your car keys can be left with the staff in a safe location during your float trip so that they are not lost on the river. Please refrain from wearing jewelry, and only bring a camera if it is waterproof, as it will get wet on the float trip. If you desire photographs, the Rafting in the Smokies professional photographer takes a series of photos of each raft, and those images are available for purchase after your trip.
Life jackets (personal flotation devices) and helmets are provided for all guests and are a requirement in order to participate. All participants must be able to fit in a 56” life jacket. Each raft sits seven people, plus the friendly tour guide.
- What is included in the admission price for Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting ?
Includes all gear and guided whitewater rafting tour.
- What level of physical ability is required?
Minimal physical ability is required, but no experience is necessary.
- Is Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting guided or a non-guided timed equipment rental?
This is a guided adventure.
- What type of clothing is appropriate?
Wear comfortable clothes you do not mind getting wet. Shoes must stay on your feet (no flip-flops, crocs, etc)