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White Water Rafting on the Pigeon River

Highlights
  • Spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon River Gorge
  • No experience necessary: full instruction and all equipment provided
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour departures
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White Water Rafting on the Pigeon River
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Summer 10:30am Whitewater TripMost Popular
3-hour rafting adventure on the Upper Section of the Pigeon River. 10 Class III rapids and 3 Class IV rapids, but past experience is not required. Available for ages 8 and up.
From US$39.00
Summer 12:30pm Whitewater Trip
3-hour rafting adventure on the Upper Section of the Pigeon River. 10 Class III rapids and 3 Class IV rapids, but past experience is not required. Available for ages 8 and up.
From US$39.00
Summer 2:30pm Whitewater Trip
3-hour rafting adventure on the Upper Section of the Pigeon River. 10 Class III rapids and 3 Class IV rapids, but past experience is not required. Available for ages 8 and up.
From US$39.00
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Overview
Take to the water for an adrenaline-fuelled white water rafting adventure along the Pigeon River. Enjoy spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains as you paddle through the gorge, tackle thrilling Class III and IV rapids such as ‘Snapdragon’ and ‘Powerhouse’, and perhaps jump in to cool off with a swim.
What to Expect
Trips on this section launch at the TN/NC state line, surrounded by views of the mountains as well as the hydroelectric powerhouse feeding water into the river. And it doesn't take long to get into the whitewater. Within minutes of the put-in, guests find themselves paddling into their first Class III rapid of the day; the aptly named Powerhouse. With the help of an experienced guide, your group will continue through a total of 10 Class III rapids and 3 Class IV rapids, before finishing the trip back at our outpost. With rapid names like Lost Guide, Double-Reactionary, and Snapdragon, guests can expect plenty of excitement on this trip. But don't worry, there will still be time between the rapids to take in the views, soak up some sun and have a swim. This is the ideal trip for those wanting to enhance the beauty of the Smokies with the thrill of whitewater rafting.

Each trip on the Upper Section finishes back at our outpost, where guests can quickly take a warm shower and change into dry clothes. But, don't forget about the pictures! Each group has a series of photos taken of them paddling through an exciting Class III rapid. You and your group can check out your pictures in our outpost after your trip.
Reviews (62)
1 - 5 of 60 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2018
White Water Rafting

We did the 12:30pm tour, started with instructions, which were an outstanding display of knowledge, enthusiasium, and love for the sport. Our guide was Opal, she was born and raised in Gatlinburg, TN so we got first hand information about the area. As far as...More

1  Thank elizabeth f
Reviewed 4 September 2018
great time

Deborah(front office) and Shane (the guide) were great to work with. The water rafting ride was a lot of fun..

Thank Ron J
Reviewed 26 August 2018
Big Creek Expeditions with our guide Erin

This crew takes having FUN very seriously... everyone on staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Erin our guide kept us on a high thrill course through the class III and IV rapids. Not sure if you can choose your guide ( I am sure they...More

Thank EdwardC_REALTOR
Reviewed 23 August 2018
An awesome time on the river!

This company did a remarkable job. I was scared to death and by the end of the trip was having a blast. The trip was seamless from booking online to changing out of our wet clothes. A must do if you are in the Smokies.

Thank Tammy L
Reviewed 17 August 2018
Daring, fun, and safe for all experience levels!

Our guide, Joan, made this adventure fun, entertaining, and exciting. The equipment was is great shape, well taken care of. The entire staff was inviting, helpful and excited. A fun trip for all ages.

Thank jklmedwards
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JasminL514
17 July 2018|
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Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
For the upper (white water) around 7, for the lower (float) smaller children are ok. Sorry I can’t be more specific.
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