Tripadvisor’s top rafting company, Smoky Mountain Outdoors, offers the longest whitewater trip on the Pigeon River, as well as scenic float trips, kayaking, and zipline packages.
161 East Wear's Valley Road , Suite 14 , Pigeon Forge , TN 37863
Call toll-free: 800-771-7238Local: 800-771-7238
About Smoky Mountain Outdoors White Water Rafting
Offering the longest whitewater trip on the Pigeon River, Smoky Mountain Outdoors White Water Rafting is family owned and operated. Native Tennessean Daniel Jennettee is hands-on, having spent years as a raft guide before opening his own company in 1993. Smoky Mountain Outdoors is the oldest continuously owner-operated outfit on the river and is the leader in safety, attention to detail, and fun. Don’t take our word for it – see why our guest reviews make us the top Rafting Company in the Smoky Mountains: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60842-d622924-Reviews-Smoky_Mountain_Outdoors-Gatlinburg_Tennessee.html Enjoy a gorgeous drive through the Smoky Mountain landscape to our riverside outpost in Hartford, Tennessee. Picture yourself being personally greeted as you pull into our specious, newly expanded parking lot. Listen to bluegrass music as you walk along the riverside deck and have a bite to eat from The Lost Guide Grill. When your trip is called, you’ll meet your professional river guide who will outfit you with life jacket, paddle and helmet and give you a safety orientation. And you’re off on your river adventure! If you’ve chosen the Upper Pigeon white water trip, you’ll romp through Class III and IV rapids as your guide navigates you down the beautiful Pigeon River Gorge. You’ll hear stories about the area, the wildlife and wildflowers, and your guide’s off-season adventures. (Many of our staff are adventure travel professionals who spend winters paddling international rivers or working the ski slopes of Western ski resorts.) For those with a milder appetite, take a guided, leisurely float on Class I and II rapids and enjoy the scenery of the Lower Pigeon River. Afterwards, shower or dry off in our new bath house and be sure to take a look at your photos. Browse the retail shop and pick out something to remember your day by. Consider spending the whole day with us! Offering full-river trips, rafting and zipline packages and inflatable kayaks on the Lower Pigeon. Get off the beaten path and have an experience that will make you share your photos and your memories with your family and friends. White water trips for age eight and up, scenic float trips for age three and up. No experience necessary…and…”Don’t Worry, Mom. We’re going to take good care of you and the kids.”