Outdoor Adventures is your leader in service and fun with guided White Water Rafting on the Big Pigeon River in Eastern Tennessee bordering the Smoky Mountains National Park.

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We raft near Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville areas in Tennessee and Asheville, Cherokee, and Maggie Valley areas in North Carolina. Pigeon River rafting trips are perfect to enjoy with friends, families and groups. Create unforgettable memories while visiting the Smokies with your friends and families while our highly trained and entertaining guides maneuver you on the Pigeon River through exciting white water or share with you a gentle trip with the small children including splashing and very introductory white water. Come ready for fun and we’ll do everything else! We take great pride in our customer service, quality equipment, and beautiful location on the river, all of which make your experience the best.

Rafting on the UPPER SECTION OF THE PIGEON RIVER is an exciting 2 hour whitewater rafting trip with continuous class III-IV rapids. This fully guided trip is perfect for groups with beginners or intermediate paddlers. Expect to be soaking wet and excited in the big rapids while our experienced guides share with you an unforgettable memory for you all. There are chances to cool off in the summer sun and float beside the boat in the calm stretches of the river. Minimum age is 8 years old or 70 lbs. Suitable for beginners and non-swimmers.More about Upper Pigeon River
Rafting on the LOWER SECTION OF THE PIGEON RIVER is a fun 2 hour rafting experience for those of you who aren’t quite ready for big whitewater but enjoy the outdoors. Children as young as 3 years old are welcomed on this mild introductory whitewater trip. We’ll have fun splashing and swimming if you like or just relaxing in the boat. You will have a guide with you to make your trip enjoyable while you relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery with your family while being splashed by the small rapids. Perfect for non-swimmers and beginner rafters. The Lower Pigeon meets and is scheduled at the same times as the Upper to make it convenient for groups that have people with different desires of excitement.More about Lower River Rafting

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Our outpost is conveniently located on the Pigeon River in Hartford TN bordering the Smokies. We are the ending point for the Upper section of the Pigeon River and the beginning point for the Lower section of the Pigeon River. We have many groups that raft both sections—or split up their group so everyone rafts the section they want. Trip times can be scheduled simultaneously for groups that wish to meet at the same time, raft different sections, and return within 15 minutes of each other. Choose a Lower River time that departs 30 minutes prior to an Upper departure for this to work best.

After your trip, plan to change into dry clothes in our new changing rooms and restrooms, right on the river. We have showers and changing rooms. Check out our What to Wear page for more details and pictures of our new changing rooms!

Enjoy your day rafting with our friendly and entertaining guides and staff here for you. All of guides are trained and certified in at least CPR and First Aid, and are here to show you and your group an exciting and SAFE experience. Our goal is to be the highlight of your vacation! Let us share with you rafting memories that will last forever.

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Outdoor Adventures Rafting
Raft Outdoor Adventures, Inc. offers guided whitewater rafting on the Big Pigeon River in Eastern Tennessee bordering the Smoky Mountains National Park. We raft near Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville areas in Tennessee and Asheville, Cherokee, and Maggie Valley areas in North Carolina. Pigeon River rafting trips are perfect to enjoy with friends, families and groups.
3635 Trail Hollow Road Hartford Tennessee
866-333-7238
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5

My wife, my 14 y/o son, and I had our first and unforgettable experience of rafting in the Upper Pigeon River, with Brando as our excellent guide! Brando was very professional and prepared us for every oncoming dips and splashes with his description of each wave. Because we anticipated each wave, we survived the perilous journey around that wild river part of Smoky Mountain, and we, in unison, "shook and baked" our paddles each time we overcame a WHIP. The price is cheap, too. The only problem is reaching their place, they need to put some signs to lead the vehicles to their spot as GPS sometimes may lost its connection. The road narrows from 2-lane to 1-lane as you get closer to them, so honk when you approach every blind corner!

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5

We went white water rafting with Willis Freeman during our trip to TN. It was the most phenomenal part of an already delightful trip! He has a great sense of humor and made sure we had a terrific time. You MUST visit Raft Outdoor Adventures of you plan to visit the Gatlinburge area. Thank you Willis!
Joyce & Ron

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5

absolutely amazing! 3 of the 4 of us were first time rafters( 2 adults, 2 children ages 4&5), and Shealy let us hit the most amazing rapids there was that day, he let our youngest guide the raft while the pictures were being taken, and the boys loved having the water splashed on them!! definintely recommend this rafting company, and definitely Shealy as your guide!!! It was really amazing seeing our boys have an amazing time and truly laughing the whole ride. Cant wait to come again! Until next time.... keep adventuring!!! Love, the Dotsons.... 130pm raft trip on 6/27/15

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5

Freakin awesome time. Had a great trip from start to finish. Wally the bus driver, Kyle the court jester and Charlie the fearless. Will be coming back for another great time. Highly recommend. You guys are great with your guests and hope you keep up the good work. Thanks Again. Sincerely, June 25 330pm.

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5

My kids and I have been going here once a year for the past three years. Each time we had a different guide, which ever guide you get the trip will be fun and enjoyable. The people there are great and the scenery is awesome! My kids and their friends will never forget it. Thanks for the memories!

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5

9/4/14 We had a great time, our guide was AJ, he was awesome, made the trip fun. The trip up to the starting point was fun and short. Beautiful scenery coming down the river. Would recommend this place to anyone. We will come here next time we visit. The Primrose's.

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5

9/4/14 We had a great time, our guide was AJ, he was awesome, made the trip fun. The trip up to the starting point was fun and short. Beautiful scenery coming down the river. Would recommend this place to anyone. We will come here next time we visit.

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5

We had an awesome time! Our guide, Jarod, was great! We highly recommend this as a nice way to cool off and enjoy the end of summer when the weather is the hottest! We look forward to our next visit! - The Peterson Family

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5

8-6-14 We had an awsome time!! I would definitely recommend this to everybody. We had a great guide "Rutter". I would highly recommend him, I'm going to request him next time!! I WILL BE BACK. The Marks family.

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5

We had an awesome time with a great guide named Kyle! Would definitely recommend it!

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