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3541 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753-2110
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Booked our trip not sure of the water levels of the river. The staff informed us that the river had scheduled a controlled releases so we booked our trip. After checking in we were informed that the release hadn’t occurred as scheduled and water level...More

Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is a perfect introduction to white water rafting. Beautiful scenery, knowledgeable guides and just enough rolling water to keep it exciting. Would not recommend if you have experience already.

Thank wmlancaster1
Reviewed 4 September 2018

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 29 August 2018 via mobile

This was my 1st white water rafting experience, and for some of my friends, it was their 2nd or 3rd. We brought 3 boats full of friends, and none of us had never booked with Big Creek Expeditions. We loved every minute! The ride was...More

Thank Leighton S
Reviewed 26 August 2018

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

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 19 August 2018

Our guide, Joan, was not only experienced and professional, but also hilarious! Safety and professionalism is the first impression one gets when they walk through the door. You are made to feel welcome and they want you to have a great adventure. I would recommend...More

Thank jklmedwards
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Group of 9 on the higher and then did the float on lower, vacation is over and kids still talking about how great the rafting was. Joey our guide was outstanding and the kids had a blast with him. We will be back. Super fun,...More

Thank Justin M
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Huey was so chill. He was an expert guide and knew how to handle the river. Put me at ease. I had a great time and was very nervous at first. Due to Huey, I can say this was a fun and thrilling experience and...More

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Nicole V
4 June 2016|
Response from BigCreekExpeditions | Property representative |
Thanks for the question, Nicole. At the end of every trip, guests will return to our rafting outposts where they can view a slideshow of the pictures taken during their trip. After getting a preview, you can purchase a disc... More
31 March 2016|
Response from BigCreekExpeditions | Property representative |
Thanks for the inquiry! Of the two sections, the Scenic Float on the Lower Section of the Pigeon River is very calm with a small taste of whitewater. Guests on this section can expect great scenery, some fun splashes, and... More
26 July 2015|
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Response from BigCreekExpeditions | Property representative |
Good question! Unfortunately though, Benji was not able to be on the river with us this year. He has been dealing with some health issues that have kept him from being a full-time guide. We definitely miss him and hope he... More