Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays — not only because of the food, friends, and football, but also because it allows us to reflect on the year we’ve had. It’s been a crazy year here in East Tennessee, and we have a lot of people to thank. The wonderful people of Gatlinburg We’ve never been […]
The water flow on the Pigeon River is controlled by Walters Dam, a hydroelectric dam located in Haywood County just a few miles upstream of our launch area. During the Summer (Mid-May through Mid-September), water is released from the dam on we call “guaranteed rafting days,” that is, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. It’s […]
We’re proud to announce that Outdoor Rafting Adventures has received a 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! Congratulations to all of our staff who’ve worked hard to earn this award. More importantly, thank you to all of our guests who’ve left reviews, pictures, and stories about their white water rafting adventures (you can read all […]
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 visiting the Smoky Mountains this summer, you’ll probably need a place to crash. Luckily, the area is home to some of the nicest, most luxurious lodging in the country. Here are just a few that we like and strongly recommend: Great Outdoor Cabin Rentals Great Outdoor Cabin Rentals offer you some of the […]
As the old saying goes, if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. Outdoor Adventures is now hiring for its 2016 team, and we’d love to have you on board. Ready to get started? Start the application today! Not sure about being an outdoor adventurer? We have a couple […]
8 Reasons you should never, ever go rafting this spring. Next week is the official start of the rafting season on the Upper Pigeon River! Spring and we have more people than ever signing up to try it out! We aren’t sure what they’re thinking, so we wanted to show all you newbies why you […]
Thanksgiving is in just two days, and hopefully you’ve made plans. Yes, it’s a day of eating and football, of spending time with family and friends, but it’s also a day to remember what we’re grateful for. We’ve had a great year, enjoying the natural beauty of East Tennessee and spending time with the people […]
Once a year, we host one of our favorite events, the charity doggie rafting benefiting Newport Animal Shelter! During our charity rafting days, we take humans and their favorite canines down the lower Pigeon River in a trip that’s slightly modified from our usual lower Pigeon route. You and your dog will experience an hour […]
Fall is one of the most beautiful times in the Smoky Mountains. Many people travel to the Smokies each year to see the amazing borage of colorful foliage from September to November. The diversity of trees in the park and surrounding areas makes Fall in the Smokies a spectacular event. With over 100 species of […]
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