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, or rivers to run.
Due to high demand, we will have a limited number of spaces available in our 2022 Guide School. Apply now
to be considered.