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Outdoor Adventures is your leader in service and fun with guided White Water Rafting on the Big Pigeon River in Eastern Tennessee bordering the Smoky Mountains National Park with trips starting at only $21.95 per person. Not sure what type of rafting trip you or your group want to take? Visit our “Choose Your Adventure” page.


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We raft near Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville areas in Tennessee and Asheville, Cherokee, and Maggie Valley areas in North Carolina. Pigeon River rafting trips are perfect to enjoy with friends, families and groups. Create unforgettable memories while visiting the Smokies with your friends and families while our highly trained and entertaining guides maneuver you on the Pigeon River through exciting white water or share with you a gentle trip with the small children including splashing and very introductory white water. Come ready for fun and we’ll do everything else! We take great pride in our customer service, quality equipment, and beautiful location on the river, all of which make your experience the best.

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Now booking for 2017! Book your 2017 rafting trip before 12/31/16 and receive 33%off your reservation! Use coupon code “ENDOFYEAR” in checkout to save!

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White Water Rafting Tennessee

Our outpost is conveniently located on the Pigeon River in Hartford TN bordering the Smokies. We are the ending point for the Upper section of the Pigeon River and the beginning point for the Lower section of the Pigeon River. We have many groups that raft both sections—or split up their group so everyone rafts the section they want. Trip times can be scheduled simultaneously for groups that wish to meet at the same time, raft different sections, and return within 15 minutes of each other. Choose a Lower River time that departs 30 minutes prior to an Upper departure for this to work best.

After your trip, plan to change into dry clothes in our new changing rooms and restrooms, right on the river. We have showers and changing rooms. Check out our What to Wear page for more details and pictures of our new changing rooms!

Enjoy your day rafting with our friendly and entertaining guides and staff here for you. All of guides are trained and certified in at least CPR and First Aid, and are here to show you and your group an exciting and SAFE experience. Our goal is to be the highlight of your vacation! Let us share with you rafting memories that will last forever.

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Recent Posts

Take their word for it: more reviews from our guests in 2016

October 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Sometimes our guests can sum up the white water rafting experience better than we can. We love reading about your experiences, hearing your thoughts and ideas, and reliving your experiences. Here are some of our [...]

Non-guaranteed dam release: what does it mean to “turn the river off” exactly?

October 13th, 2016|0 Comments

If you’ve visited Outdoor Rafting Adventures before, you may have heard our guides talk about “guaranteed” and “non-guaranteed” release days. This distinction is particularly important in the fall, so hopefully we can shed some light [...]

Summer’s over, but don’t worry — here’s why you should visit East TN this fall

September 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Today (9/22) is officially the first day of fall. Another summer here in the Smoky Mountains has come and gone, and we’re happy to say it was a fun and memorable season for Outdoor Adventures. [...]

Who decided this was a good idea? A short history of whitewater rafting.

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

The first recorded attempt to conquer a rushing river was in 1811, when unprepared daredevils tried to navigate the Snake River. Because of their experience, the Snake River was nicknamed the "Mad River," a nickname [...]