TRIP ITINERARY & INFO

Here’s everything you need to know before your white water rafting trip with Raft Outdoor Adventures.

Drive to our beautiful location in Hartford, TN, just .25 miles from I-40 on the Pigeon River. After parking, you and your group will check-in at the main office. Safety waivers will be filled out for each and every member of your party — both children and adults. To speed up the process you can print and complete your safety waiver form and have it ready when you arrive.

Before your trip, you'll have an opportunity to change into your rafting clothes at our facility. Be sure to bring the proper footwear and a change of dry clothes. We sell river shoes in the gift shop if you need to purchase a pair.

A PFD (Personal Floation Device), a helmet, and a paddle — we'll get you suited up and ready to go.

Note: we're very proud of our high-quality rafting equipment and ask that all of our guests help take care of them.

You will all then listen and participate in our trip talk that covers all the “how-to’s” while you’re on the water. We make the talk entertaining, but it covers serious material that you will be required to know for your white water rafting experience.

All aboard the magic bus!

We're located just a short, 6-mile drive from the Pigeon River's launch point. Our guides will keep the ride fun and entertaining. Trust us.

Once your guides get you situated in the boats, it's go-time, baby. If you're on the Upper Pigeon River, you'll raft through exciting Class III and IV rapids. For those of you on the Lower Pigeon River you'll enjoy a fun, relaxing float trip. Plenty of splashing, swimming and fun for the whole family.

After a thrilling, 2-hour rafting trip, you'll end up at our outpost where your vehicle is waiting with nice, dry clothes. Change and then don’t forget to come in and see YOUR PHOTOS that were taken on the rafting trip! You will have the digital images with rights to reproduce. We also have great t-shirts, hats, and other souvenirs available for purchase.

White Water Rafting in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg, TN | Raft Outdoor Adventures
White Water Rafting in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg, TN | Raft Outdoor Adventures

What to Wear on Your White Water Rafting Trip

Our needs will vary based on the weather, but you should always be prepared to get wet! We require secure footwear such as tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals with a secure heel strap. Note: wetsuit rentals are available!

Safety is Our #1 Priority

Rafting Safety Measures

  • We will provide you with a personal flotation device (PFD), helmet and paddle. You must provide proper footwear, which includes tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals with a secure heel strap.
  • No drugs or alcoholic beverages are permitted. If we suspect you have consumed anything that will impair you before your trip, you will not be able to participate and will not get a refund.
  • A trip talk is given by the guides before the trip to explain to you the "what is" scenarios and the "how to's" to react. This is a necessary part of your day and you must listen and attend this talk.

Safety Waiver

IMPORTANT: A safety waiver must be signed by each participant looking to enjoy a rafting trip with us — both minors and adults. Please download, complete and bring one safety waiver form for each member of your party prior to your visit.

Perfect for Parties and Corporate Events

When traveling with a group be it from church, work, family or friends, it is important to keep a close eye on expenses and time. We want to help you make the most of it both during your vacation in the Smoky Mountains.

Groups of 15 or more receive extended discounts on white water water rafting trips. We will also assign a concierge to your account to advise on lodging options, help negotiation the best rate for your group at other attractions, and be a tremendous resource for the best places to eat.

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.

Begin Your Rafting Adventure Today!

Begin Your Rafting
Adventure Today!