Smoky Mountain Rafting

(800) 771-RAFT or (865) 430-3838


The Pigeon River offers breathtaking scenery and heart-stopping thrills! This river begins in North Carolina and continues through Tennessee. Experience white water rafting and travel through class 3 and 4 rapids where you'll be guaranteed a great ride! All of our Tennessee rafting trips are guided to keep your adventure safe and enjoyable.Rafting is only 45 minutes from Gatlinburg!

Smoky Mountain Outdoors rafting trips are for all families of all ages and sizes. Smoky Mountain rafting uses 8 person Self-Bailing Riken Rafts. These are 6 chamber boats with inflated floors so that no bailing is required. Falling out is rare due to the design of the rafts. Each boat consists of 1 guide and 6 or 7 passengers. The rapids in the U.S. are based on a scale from 1 - 6. One being the easiest and six being the roughest.

There are two different sections on the Pigeon Forge River. On the lower level there is no experience needed. It is a five and a half mile trip with 50 rapids all class 1 and 2. There is one class three rapid along the way. The upper section on the river is a six and a half mile trip with roughly 70 rapids ranging anywhere from a class 1 to class 4. Why you might consider choosing rafting with Smoky Mountain Rafting:

  1. No experience needed
  2. Longest trip on the Pigeon River
  3. Very affordable rates (accept Visa and MasterCard)


Directions from Gatlinburg Tennessee:

Go to traffic light #3 in Gatlinburg. Take Highway 321 North for 18 miles till it dead ends at a stop sign (Cosby TN). Turn left and go 2 miles (321). Turn right onto Foothills Parkway. Take Foothills Parkway 6 miles to Interstate 40. Get on I-40 east bound which is to your right. Take I-40 about 2 miles to your first exit (exit #447). Exit and turn right. Go exactly 1.1 miles. You'll see a big stone sign that says, "White Water Rafting" on the left. Turn left into the driveway. Go to the bottom of the hill and we are on the right. For more information visit the *Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. For guaranteed information, please visit the attractions main website.