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Lower Pigeon River Rafting Tour

Hartford, United States
Lower Pigeon River Rafting Tour
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Prepare to get wet on an exciting Smoky Mountain rafting adventure down the Pigeon River. Even if it’s your first time, grab a paddle and navigate dozens of class I and II rapids that offer plenty of splashes and thrills but are perfect for beginners. The closest rafting to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, this 2-hour afternoon trip makes a great addition to any Smoky Mountain family vacation.
  • 2-hour rafting tour down the Lower Pigeon River
  • Splash through class I and II rapids in the scenic Smoky Mountains
  • Great way to fit in rafting on a trip to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge
  • Family-friendly adventure suitable for kids as young as 3 years
  • No rafting experience required; perfect for beginners
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
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Professional guide
All required rafting equipment
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

3299 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Swimsuits and shorts work best. Secure shoes with a heel-strap are required (tennis shoes, water shoes, or sport sandals with a heel-strap). Bare feet and flip-flops are not allowed. Don't forget to bring a change of clothes and a towel
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Smoky Mountain Outdoors

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Lower Pigeon River Rafting Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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, Jul 2021
Our "CAPTAIN" Lindsey was the BEST. She treated our group with utmost knowledge. She was very friendly, knowledgeable, courteous. We saw her working beyond her capacity loading rafts onto the bus. All the kudos to Lindsey.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Lindsey is a KEEPER!!! She is awesome. Thanks for letting us know about out OUTSTANDING guide. So happy you had a great time. Come back and bring some friends.
, Jul 2021
We had a great guide, he was very friendly, great views, the only thing that was a little disappointing, they do not disinfect the life jackets or helmets
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
We are so sorry…I know they wash them daily. However, I will see this information gets to the River Manager. We are glad you had a good time anyway. We are always looking to get better. Thank you for your feedback.
Excellent Experience
, Jul 2021
This was pur very first time going water rafting. We had an awsome time. Our guide was good. Every instruction was very clear and understood
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hi! Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your rafting trip with us. See you next time!
Don’t miss this experience!
, Jun 2021
Great experience for the first time white water rafting. . Will definitely do again and do upper river next time.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi there! It is great to hear you had a good experience rafting with us! Thank you for your nice review. We hope to see you again!
Awesome trip
, Jul 2020
Taylor was an awesome guide. This was my third time whitewater rafting but my kids and husband 1st time. It is awesome for first timer and kids.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you so much for the review! It definitely is a great trip for first timers! We hope to see you again! :)
Beautiful and different activity for the whole family
, Jul 2020
We were 16, 12 of us choose the lower level and 4 the higher one, the younges one is 8 and the oldes 69 We all enjoy so much that we wanted to do it again as soon as possible the kids took a swim in two of the places that they can do it it was relaxing enjoyable and nice all the way in and out even at the end that rain was beautiful
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hi there! Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had a good time on the upper and the lower section. Yes, the river has such a great scenery, it is beautiful indeed!
Great for the whole family
, Jul 2018
The lower pigeon offered small rapids, with an opportunity for anyone to jump in for a quick swim...Age range in our boat was 7-71!
Awesome raft tour
, Jul 2018
My family and I had a great experiance with our tour guide Clay. It was nice that our 3 yr old got to be involved, and the sight was amazing. I would recommend this to anyone.
Awesome trip. Pooh Bear was a great...
Bryant A
, Jul 2016
Awesome trip. Pooh Bear was a great guide. We will be back!
Our trip Guide, Dean, was awsome. It...
Peter V
, Jul 2016
Our trip Guide, Dean, was awsome. It was my families first ever white water rafting trip and I would highly Recommend Dean and Smoky Mountain Outfitters. It was Awsome all the way around with a capital A. If I lived closer, I would go at least once a month. Or more. Fun, fun, fun and white water rapids..

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