Whitewater Rafting Smoky Mountain Outdoors
The Most Trusted Outfitter on the Pigeon River.
If you are looking for some seriously fun adventure during your Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge visit you must book a trip with Smoky Mountain Outdoors, the outdoor recreation company that has been setting the bar for whitewater rafting since 1993!
Your group will have several different trip options once here, the most popular being the Upper River Rafting option. This route is offered each March through October and consists of a 6.5 mile trip downriver through Class 3 and Class 4 rapids. If that doesn't sound adventurous enough for you, try the Extreme Upper River Rafting route, which is the same as the regular but on a smaller boat (smaller boats=more rapids).
Another popular option is Lower River Rafting, a 5.5-mile trip upriver offered each May through September. More options include Inflatable Kayaking, Natural Flow Scenic Rafting, and Combo Packages with ziplining options (with CLIMB Works). If you choose to add on a ziplining adventure you will have your choice of 9 lines, 3 sky bridges, a scenic canopy tour, a 4-wheel drive adventure, and a 'surprise ending'.