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.
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 on how exactly the river will work over the next few months: We’re located on the Pigeon River, which extends […]
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. We guided thousands of guests safely down the Pigeon River, creating lifelong memories and even converting a few naysayers along […]
One of the bests parts of white water rafting is creating lifelong memories with friends and family. At Outdoor Rafting Adventures, we want to help you relive your time on the Pigeon River for the rest of your life. Here are a few ways you can do just that: Professional photography Our photographers will take […]
This is a testimonial written by a guest who visited us in early July. Last month, I was kidnapped by my coworkers, tossed in the back of a minivan, and driven 3.5 hours against my will to East Tennessee. I’ll be honest, I did NOT want to go on this trip. For whatever reason I’ve […]
We’re proud to call the Smoky Mountains our home, but we’re far from the only ones here. The area is densely populated with some of the most beautiful wildlife in the world. On your trip to the Smokies, you might see: 1. 65 species of mammals Our warm-blooded brethren! You can spot a host of […]
Make no mistake about it — this time of year, it’s hot outside. In fact, the Gatlinburg area (spitting distance from the Outdoor Rafting Adventures headquarters) averages a high of just under 90 degrees. But don’t sweat it, there are a few easy things you can do to beat the summer heat: Stay hydrated Water […]
If you’ve never gone whitewater rafting before, you might be intimidated by all the gear: the helmet, the life vest, the paddle and the raft. But you’re probably also concerned about what to wear rafting underneath all of that gear. Here’s a quick ‘what to wear’ guide for your first whitewater rafting trip. Be Ready to […]
To be honest, we don’t spend a lot of time indoors during rafting seasons. The weather is too nice, the river is too much fun, and the Smoky Mountains are too beautiful to be cooped up inside all day. But when we do venture inside for a meal or a movie, we enjoy films that […]
“Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer.” – Radhanath Swami The sincere observer is what we train all our guides to be, but you don’t have to go through extensive training to be able to hear what the water is telling you! Reading […]
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