Smoky Mountain White Water Rafting | Upper Pigeon River with Outdoor Adventures

Rafting Guide and Raft GroupThe most popular white water river on the east coast, with the Great Smoky Mountains as our backdrop.

Raft the Upper Pigeon River in Tennessee on this exciting 2-hour guided trip through the beautiful Smoky Mountains. A perfect trip for groups, families, and couples with no experience or wanting to add to their white water rafting stories! Expect to get soaking wet and have lots of fun! Our guides pride themselves on our safety training and record as well as their ability to entertain you with our stories and humor while navigating you through class III and class IV rapids. Experience what rafting is about!

Raft through notable class III rapids known as: Power House, Too Late, Vegematic, Razor Blade and After Shave, to name a few of the 12 rapids on the river. The class IV rapids are known as: Lost Guide, Double Reactionary, and Accelerator. You will be excited through the rapids and have a chance to relax and swim if you wish in some of the flat water. You will be guaranteed to be excited and make memories. If you need something a little more peaceful, check out our lower Pigeon River rafting trips.


Upper Pigeon River Summer Schedule

The water flow on the Pigeon River is controlled by a dam a few miles upstream of our launch area. During the summer months (Mid-May through Mid-September) The water releases The big class 3 and 4 flows on a schedule every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday with trips starting at 11:00am and going every hour until 5:00pm.

Upper Pigeon River Spring and Fall Schedule

Spring and Fall rafting provides the opportunity to experience the river at a variety of water levels, the class rapids can be between a calm class 2 float to a thrilling class 4 trip. The levels change daily and we typically have trips departing 7 days a week.


No experience necessary and you don’t have to know swimming. Minimum requirement is 8 years-old or 70 lbs.

Add this to your schedule while you’re visiting the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee or North Carolina and we guarantee you’ll love it! We are less than an hour away from many vacation places: Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Knoxville, or Asheville NC. Visit our map page for directions to us.

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