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Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting Trip provided by Rafting in the Smokies

Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting Trip

Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting Trip
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UPPER SECTION (Pigeon River) The Big Pigeon River boasts twelve class III and three class IV whitewater thrilling rapids! Accompanied by one of Rafting in the Smokies professional river guides, you'll be escorted down five miles of lively whitewater, rafting through class III & IV rapids such as "Too Late, Vegamatic, Razor Blade, After Shave, and Lost Guide."
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
UPPER SECTION (Pigeon River) The Big Pigeon River boasts twelve class III and three class IV whitewater thrilling rapids! Accompanied by one of Rafting in the Smokies professional river guides, you'll be escorted down five miles of lively whitewater, rafting through class III & IV rapids such as "Too Late, Vegamatic, Razor Blade, After Shave, and Lost Guide." The scenery surrounding the Pigeon River is just as breath-taking as the rapids. Skirted by the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherokee National Forest, Martha Sundquist State Forest and the Appalachian Trail, the Pigeon has carved its rocky riverbed through some of the most dramatic country in East Tennessee. No Experience Necessary - Minimum age: 8 years old or 70 lbs. - Features 1 ½ hr of spectacular whitewater.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 230533P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Guided rafting trip with Helmet, personal flotation devise, and paddles
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
3595 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753, USA
Inclusions
Guided rafting trip with Helmet, personal flotation devise, and paddles
Departure details
3595 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Service Animals are allowed on property but not in rafts.
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Popular mentions

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Ashley B
2 contributions
Great experience!
We had a great time! Very smooth and easy directions. Clean raft, helmets, life vests and paddles.
Anna was a great guide!
Written 22 July 2021
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Anthony M
3 contributions
Fun day for the family
Jul. 2021
This was our 2nd time on vacation in the area and both times we used them. The online registration is easy. They recommend arriving 45 minutes before your start time, but you can get there 1/2 hour before. Upon arrival, you have to submit the waivers and then they call you about 10-15 minutes before your start time to get you setup with equipment and give instructions. Tour guides are all very friendly and professional. Some of the pictures make it look more dangerous than it really is. There are about 5 sections that you get wet, but most of the ride is pretty calm. In my 2 times, I haven't seen anyone fall off. This is a good tour for families and people doing it for the 1st time. If you are looking for something more advanced, you may want to try another river, but they do a good job with what the river offers.
Written 21 July 2021
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Kevin S
1 contribution
Rafting
Jul. 2021 • Family
Had a great time on the rapids . I highly recommend rafting in the smokies. Our guide jack wild man was awesome. We will be back.
Written 21 July 2021
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Randy D
Fairway, KS27 contributions
Tennessee Roadtrip
Jul. 2021
This adventure is a great getaway from the crowds of Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge area. The guides were fun & willing to assist anything you need. The business was very busy, & they were filling up boats on every excursion. We had a fun time, which lasted about 90 minutes.
Written 20 July 2021
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Kayla M
Weirton, WV4 contributions
Loved it!
Jul. 2021 • Couples
This was my first experience white water rafting, and let me be honest, I WAS NERVOUS. Our guide Chey was very intuitive that I was nervous, and she helped me through it every step of the way! Once we were on the water, I felt comfortable that she would do her best to guide us through safely. She was funny, and made our experience wonderful! Thanks Chey!
Written 19 July 2021
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Lexi Miller
2 contributions
Amazing time!
Jul. 2021 • Family
This is experience was amazing and I will recommend this to everyone traveling to Tennessee. Our raft guide was Lomeg and he was not only well diverse on the environment around us, but made everyone on the raft feel very safe. He was a fun, easy going, tour guide who explained everything in layman terms. If you are a first timer he makes the process of white water rafting easy. I recommend Lomeg to anyone who wants to have a fun, educational, and safe raft ride!
Written 18 July 2021
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Charlie
Orlando, FL4 contributions
Lomeg's Rapids Ride
This trip rocked! 🎸 Our guide Lomeg was awesome. He shared his knowledge about the river, the surrounding forest and history of the power plant and its role in controlling the flow. The rapids were cool, the ride was safe yet really fun, and Lomed skippered the craft with skill. The kids really responded well to their captain. We'll be back!
Written 17 July 2021
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Missys H
Baton Rouge, LA1 contribution
Five Stars says it all
Jul. 2021
From start to finish, this place was great. Setting up everything on the phone was simple and easy. Finding the place was easier than they lead you to believe. Our guide Woody, was AMAZING. The water was the best of the three trips we have taken, beating out Colorado and North Carolina. The office staff was nice to deal with. The tipping process was very low pressure and easy to maneuver. Great vacation element.
Written 16 July 2021
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brien
2 contributions
Best summer ever!
Jul. 2021 • Friends
I met some friends and family for a rafting trip. This was the second time I had ever gone rafting. Our guide lomeg made the trip very exciting and communicated well. I highly recommend this guide and would do it again in a heart beat.
Written 15 July 2021
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samsmom106
Rossford, OH51 contributions
Our guide was great and the trip was an absolute blast.
Jun. 2021
My family and I have done the family float in the past and we had such a great time that when we decided to revisit Tennessee it was a no brainer deciding to go rafting again. We felt that it was obvious to go with this company as well. Chip was our guide and he is excellent. Chip is an older gentleman and very experienced. He was energetic and knew the river very well. When we first got our raft in the water and climbed inside another raft hit ours. I didn’t see it coming but my husband did and he felt that it looked to be intentional? When the other raft hit us my 18 year old autistic son who is well over 6 feet tall and almost 200 pounds fell into the river. He’s a great swimmer but I could see that he was in a bit of a panic. I’m sure that the other rafters were only being silly and didn’t mean any harm but I wish that people could realize that they don’t know who is on the other raft and maybe should not play in a potentially dangerous situation. Anyway Chip jumped up right away and very quickly pulled my son back onto our raft, he was great! The rest of our trip was amazing we had so much fun. There was a spot where the water was more calm and people were getting into the water to swim. Both of our boys went for a dip (it was more controlled and not unexpected like the first time our son went in). Once again Chip stood up in the raft and was able to walk in the raft, I will never know how he does that but he made it look easy. Chip pulled both back onto our raft with ease. He was also funny and hard working. We will absolutely come back to this same company and hope that we get Chip as our guide again.
Written 15 July 2021
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WOW SO MUCH FUN !!
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Good for families with smaller children
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Triple R Outdoors approved!
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White water rafting
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Family fun!!
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Upper Pigeon Whitewater 8/8
Our raft guide, Charlie was absolutely awesome! He kept us entertained, joked around, and made it an overall fun ex
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