Do’s and Don’ts of White Water Rafting

If you’ve never white water rafted before, you probably have a few questions about the experience. Here are a few simple dos and don’ts for your trip with Raft Outdoor Adventures: DON’T dress inappropriately Your clothing needs will vary based on the weather, but you should always be ready to get wet! We require secure […]


Headed to Gatlinburg? Try our white water rafting adventure

Since the wildfires in Gatlinburg last year, we’re often asked by out-of-town guests, “How’s Gatlinburg doing? Is it safe to visit?” We’re happy to say that, yes, Gatlinburg is absolutely back in business! The town is hopping with life and excitement, and we’re thrilled, now more than ever, to be a part of this resilient […]

Wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains

While much can be said about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s diverse wildlife, the Smokies are also home to over 1,500 kinds of flowering plants and wildflowers. For this reason the park is sometimes called the “Wildflower National Park.” What can you expect to see this season? Each summer, we’re thrilled to see such […]

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‘Midnight Hole’ in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Located just 1.4 miles into nearby Big Creek Trail (just a quick, 15 minute drive from Outdoor Rafting Adventures) is a deep, beautiful swimming hole known as Midnight Hole. An increasingly popular destination for both adults and families, Midnight Hole is definitely one of our more asked about spots in the Smoky Mountains. We definitely […]

Gatlinburg TN Fire

Gatlinburg Fires: Here’s How You Can Help

By now, we’re sure you’ve heard of the recent wildfires in Gatlinburg, TN. State officials are calling them the “worst in over a century,” and at least 14 people are now confirmed to have died during the firestorm. Here’s how you can help.

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Hello Outdoor Nation!

Recently I ran across a blog written by Janel Murray, Tennessee’s Top 10 Things To Do With the Family. It’s a fascinating article that explores the beauty as well as the history of Tennessee. The tenth thing on the list is, “See Tennessee By Water”. It includes the Mighty Mississippi River, the Cumberland River, and […]

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Group Rafting Trips

Organizing groups of people can be a daunting task to say the least.  It becomes especially difficult when there are a wide range of ages within a group.  Rafting is the one activity everyone in your group can participate in and have a great time!  Whether you have a family gathering, church group, school group, […]