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We offer Guided Whitewater Rafting on the Big Pigeon River in Eastern Tennessee bordering the Smoky Mountains National Park. We raft near Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville areas in Tennessee, and Asheville, Cherokee, and Maggie Valley areas in North Carolina.
 
The Team at Outdoor Adventures has been training people just like you to be professional river guides for 30 years. Many guides have turned a summer job on the river into a lifelong career, traveling to every part of the world, while others have taken the skills they learn on the river to help them excel in whatever they pursue later in life. There is something special about being a river guide that gives you a boost of confidence while at the same time making you humble in the beauty and power of the water. 
 
We have a very diverse staff of 25-30 guides in the summer months. The senior guides have typically 10+ years of service and are your mentors during your training and rookie year.
 
If you love the outdoors The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is only minutes away with 850 miles of hiking trails. There are more Class III+ rivers within 2 hours of our location than anywhere else in the world. Many off days will find the staff on another local river. There is never a shortage of things to do, trails to hike, rivers to run.

The first day of guide school is 9:00am May 11th, 2020.

Our guide training program includes:

  • Technical skills
  • River safety
  • River etiquette
  • Basic rescue training
  • Guest service
  • Risk management
  • First Aid/CPR training
 

Our Ideal Candidate:

We’re looking for fun, friendly, healthy, active, team-oriented individuals who are eager to learn and that enjoy working with the public to join our team. We need folks that love the outdoors and want to share that passion with others.
 

Cost

Our Raft Guide School is designed to be affordable, with a full-time guide positions offered to those who excel and pass the course. The cost of the 7 Day course is $150. When you register for guide school you can apply the code “GUIDE” at checkout to save $100 to allow you to purchase the few pieces of equipment you will need to complete training.
 

Next Step

Fill out the application below, include a resume and tell us a little something about yourself. After your application is submitted, we will schedule a phone interview and if accepted into the program we will provide the enrollment link to register. What are you waiting for? Join our team!
We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Driving Directions

Take HWY 321 North (light #3 in Gatlinburg) approx. 17 miles to stop sign. Turn LEFT at stop sign to remain on HWY 321 North. Go approx. 1.8 miles and turn RIGHT onto the Foothills Parkway. Then take I-40 East to Exit #447. Exit 447, turn LEFT at stop sign, go straight 400 yards to bridge on right. Cross over bridge (Trail Hollow Road), turn left after bridge and go 400 yards to Raft Outdoor Adventures on your right.

Turn at light #8 onto “Dollywood Lane”. Will turn into Veterans Blvd. Go 6 miles and turn RIGHT onto HWY 411 North. Go 20 miles to Newport and take I-40 East to exit 447 “Hartford”. Turn Left at stop sign, go straight 400 yards to bridge on right. Cross over bridge (Trail Hollow Road), turn left after bridge and go 400 yards to Raft Outdoor Adventures on your right.

Take I-40 East East to Exit #447. Exit 447, make a left at stop sign, go straight 400 yards to bridge on right. Cross over bridge (Trail Hollow Road), turn left after bridge and go 400 yards to Raft Outdoor Adventures on your right.

Exit #447, turn left at stop sign, go 200 yards to next stop sign, turn left. Go 200 yards to bridge on right, cross over bridge, then turn left and go 400 yards to Raft Outdoor Adventures on right.

Early Bird Special Offer & Discounts

Save $13 per person on all spring and summer rafting trips if booked before May 1st, 2020. Use promo code "SAVE" at checkout!
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