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Big Creek Expeditions

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Address: 3541 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753-2110
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+1 423-487-0178
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USD 31.00*
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Scenic Floats on the Lower Section of the Pigeon River
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USD 39.00*
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White Water Rafting on the Pigeon River

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Whitewater rafting

If you are ever in the area or passing through, stop by Big Creek Expeditions for the whitewater rafting. We had a blast!! Thankfully, it wasn't the life threatening ride I... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

If you are ever in the area or passing through, stop by Big Creek Expeditions for the whitewater rafting. We had a blast!! Thankfully, it wasn't the life threatening ride I thought it would be. Erica was our guide and she was very professional and knowledgeable, as well as friendly. She told us to visit Midnight Hole and Mouse Creek... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Having rafted many times before my wife and I were really looking forward to our trip down the river. All seemed fine with the check in and safety instructions. Our guide was really nice.....but.... The Dam had been turned on late (so we were told) which meant that the water level had not risen adequately (or so we were told).... More 

Thank Marc W
Sevierville, Tennessee
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1 review
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I recently went with a group of leaders from The 4th Musketeer USA on a team building rafting trip. Jon and his team at Big Creek Expeditions blew us away with their hospitality! Their knowledge of the river and how to insure we were safe was unmatched. We each felt safe and had a blast from check-in to departure. Our... More 

Thank AppleviewResort
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We had a blast. Will our guide was wonderful he new the river well and had us laughing the whole time. My 8yo was nervous but he assured her that she would be fine and by the end of the trip she was trying to take over for him. The whole operation was first class and I would go back... More 

Thank Dan L
Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We went with a 10 year old and 12 year old and our whole family loved it I would highly suggest going on the upper part and not the lower part. Everyone was very nice. I would highly recommend this place for all your rafting needs.

Thank minniemouse12345
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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105 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was SO scared to go white water rafting but my husband finally convinced me and I'm SO glad he did! We had so much fun! We went on the Upper River portion of the expedition (which is what I would recommend). Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. Dress comfortably because you WILL get soaked!!

Thank Chexie21
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This was our 7th trip on the river with Big Creek we come back to them every year because of the number of years and experience the guides have and how much fun they make each trip.

Thank Billr1Chicago
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We picked this company on short notice, and it was great. They are down the street from the crowds but did a great job. The trip was difficult enough to be fun but safe for anyone. We would use these guys again. Great guides!

Thank Pete R
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

"You might get a little wet" my husband said...um...no...you get drenched! We went on the level 3 and r rapids and really enjoyed it! The tour guides are all experienced and very good with beginners and experienced rafters alike! We were blessed to have "Jedi Mike" as our river guide and he was AWESOME! He coaches you down the river,... More 

Thank Cherry N
Hartford, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This company is very family friendly. The facility and grounds are beautiful. We had the best guide.. Adam Sheridan. Thumbs up to the great office staff and management. Our grandkids thoroughly enjoyed the float trip. We highly recommend this company for your next Pigeon River rafting trip.

Thank Donna H

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