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We offer Kayaking and Gem Mining on the Little Tennessee River in the Great Smokey Mountains in North Carolina. Come and see nature at her best as the river takes you through the mountains and pasture lands. Our beautiful scenic trips are...more
Great place to go mining. Off the beaten path a little but worth it. Great for kids. We were the only ones there and the owner did a great job explaining all the rocks and entertaining the kids. We would have considered kayaking also if...More
At first, we were a little skeptical as this place sits off the road a little bit and is very small (compared to most gem mines in the area)
Turns out, this place is awesome!!!
Can't remember their names but the mother and son that...More
Teri H, Owner at Primitive Outback, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018
Thank you! We are so glad you had a great time. Look forward to seeing you again.
So glad we found this place. What a wonderful place for first time kayaking. My husband and I who had never kayaked went with our daughter, her husband and 2 teen girls; they were experienced. Beautiful scenery and very relaxing. Check this out for a...More
We had a great time with our twin boys gem mining here @ Primitive Outback. It was such much fun! The family is so sweet & took up so much time teaching the kids about each type of gem they were finding. We can't wait...More
The owner was very friendly and helpful. Very obliging, getting our heavy canoe to the water and making sure we were safely in it. He provided good information on the river and what to expect. It has several pretty, natural sections, and some section through...More
We are third time return visitors. The owners are excellent teachers and know their gems. Fun experience for our five grandchildren. It's a little back yard property operation but that is what "Primitive Outback" is all about..... nothing fancy. Loved it!!
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes we rent kayaks for our river trips. We have singles & a couple double kayaks. We also offer a guided tour for an extra fee. Where you arrive at is where you launch from & we transport you back... More
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes we rent kayaks for our river trips. We have singles & a couple double kayaks. We also offer a guided tour for an extra fee. Where you arrive at is where you launch from & we transport you back at the end of the trip. The river trip is approx 2 1/2 to 3 hrs with places you can stop to take a break. We give you a dry box to take with you so you can take a phone or small camera.