With average summer temperatures of just below 90°, it gets pretty hot in East Tennessee this time of year. Don’t let that stop you! We’ve compiled a few ways you and your family can stay cool this summer when visiting the Smoky Mountains: Wear the right clothes Breathability is key — in other words, steer […]
At Outdoor Rafting Adventures, we get to meet thousands of people each and every year. There is no typical white water rafter — they come from all backgrounds, age groups, and areas of the world. It’s especially nice when we get to introduce first-timers to white water rafting. Here are some of our favorite customer […]
Category: Raft Like A Pro
Spring Giveaway: Enter to win a rafting trip for you and three (3) friends + a LiddUp Igloo Trailmate cooler!04/20/17
Have you always wanted to try white water rafting? Now’s the perfect time to get your feet wet. We’ve teamed up with LiddUp Coolers to give away the ultimate outdoorsman package: a FREE Smoky Mountain rafting trip for you and three (3) friends + a LiddUp Igloo Trailmate cooler! You and three buddies will enjoy […]
If you’re new to white water rafting, you might be concerned about your or your family’s safety. It’s important to know that we designed our trips to be as safe and family-oriented as possible. Each rafting guide is certified in First Aid and CPR (with some guides even having additional certifications). They’ve all gone through […]
There’s a reason the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited National Park in the country: it’s home to over 2,100 miles of rushing mountain streams, scenic views with elevations up to 6,643 feet, and a wondrous diversity of wildlife. We’re proud to be located in nearby Hartford, TN — just on the […]
In the last moments of his life, Chris McCandless (the subject of Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild) came to a crushing realization. All of the experiences he’d had over the past few years — hiking through the Alaskan wilderness, working on a farm in the Midwest, and kayaking into Mexico — meant nothing without […]
Category: Specials and Discounts
Even if you’re new to white water rafting, you may have heard rapids identified by one of six classes (i.e. Class I-VI). This is a system called the International Scale of River Difficulty, which allows rafters to rate the difficulty of either a stretch of river or a single rapid. Outdoor Rafting Adventures leads guided […]
Over the next couple months, millions of Americans will migrate to warmer, more interesting parts of the world — taking a much-needed break from the day-to-day grind of work, school, and everyday life.
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 favorite reviews for Outdoor Rafting Adventures from 2016.
By now, we’re sure you’ve heard of the recent wildfires in Gatlinburg, TN. State officials are calling them the “worst in over a century,” and at least 14 people are now confirmed to have died during the firestorm. Here’s how you can help.