Group Reservations

Group Rafting Trips in the Smoky Mountains

So much fun. So many stories. So little planning.
  • Plan your group event here, no matter the size, age range, or experience.
  • Perfect for family gatherings, school and youth groups, church groups, and corporate team-building events.
  • Your group will be assigned your own group coordinator FREE to advise on lodging options and help negotiate the best rates at other attractions.
  • Groups of 14 or more will receive $15 off each rafter and groups of 30 or more will receive $18 off each rafter! Your group discount will automatically calculate at checkout when reaching 14 people or more – No code required!
Raft the Upper or Lower Trip
2 hour trips
Trips run year round depending on conditions
No experience required
Save $15 / person with groups of 14+
Coupon Expires On: 07-15-24

Book online for the best prices!

Book with Confidence:
We have the most flexible cancellation policy in the area.

Pavilion. Playground. Food truck*.

Yeah, we're ready for ya.
We have some of the best riverfront space on the Pigeon River to host your event. With enough room to spread out, enjoy lunch before or after your trip in our beautiful pavilion and take in the scenery of the Smoky Mountains.
*We’re pleased to offer a food truck across the street from our riverside outpost during most days and hours of operation. If you want to check availability before you book, please contact us so we can check with the truck owner, to ensure he’ll be available before or after your tour.

Your Group Can Choose Any Rafting Trip They Want

We let your group do the trip they want. Your group can choose the Upper Pigeon River Trip or the Lower Pigeon River Trip. We can start your trip 2x per day at the same time and you can all meet back up at our riverside outpost to relax, refuel and swap stories from your amazing day.

Sports Teams

All sports teams are welcome! Contact us for last minute bookings and special discounts.
We will do our best to accommodate you, and make the check in and waiver process as easy as possible for your group coordinator.
Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions

Which trip should I choose?
Check out our comparison list here
Upper Pigeon Trip
• Fully guided
• No experience necessary
• Age is 8 years old OR 70 pounds. A 7 year old can go IF they weigh at least 70 pounds, an 8 year old can go regardless of weight
• Swimming is not a requirement
• The Upper Pigeon is the trip most groups choose regardless of the level of experience

Lower Pigeon Trip
• Fully guided
• No experience necessary
• Ages 3 and up
• Swimming is not a requirement
• The Lower Pigeon is the most popular trip for groups that have young children 7 and under
• It is very common for groups to have some go on the Upper trip and some go on the Lower trip
How far is it from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge?
Our rafting outpost is located about 40 miles northeast of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge just a half mile from Interstate 40. It takes most folks an hour to drive. We are the closest rafting to the Smoky Mountains. View map and directions.
What if I can’t swim?
No problem, all guests wear a Type 5 coast guard approved Personal Floatation Device.
Do I need experience?
No experience is necessary for any of our trips.
What is the minimum age?
We have 2 trips to choose from, the Upper Pigeon has Class 3 and 4 rapids with a minimum age of 8 years old OR 70 pounds. The Lower Pigeon Float trip has family friendly Class 2 rapids that are suitable for ages 3 and up.
Will I have a guide?
YES! Our trips are fully guided, each boat will have a professional guide to help make your trip unforgettable. (Please excuse their corny jokes)
What should I wear?
Swim Shorts / T-shirts / Old Tennis Shoes (NO BARE FEET OR FLIP FLOPS ALLOWED). If you wear glasses we recommend eyeglass retainers (we have a variety for sale in the store). Waterproof sunscreen is another good idea

Lightweight, synthetic fabrics are the best when the weather is cooler (Under Armor type clothes). DO NOT WEAR COTTON CLOTHING (no jeans, sweet pants or hoodies). Old tennis shoes with a pair of wool socks will keep your feet warm. If the weather is unseasonably cool we have full wetsuit rentals available for only $15 per person.
What about rain?
Our trips go rain or shine, rafting is the perfect activity on a rainy day. (Pro-Tip: You are going to get soaking wet regardless of the weather). In the event of a stronger storm it is not uncommon for us to delay the trip for a moment to allow the weather to pass.
What if I need to cancel?
We have made sure to have one of the easiest cancellation policies in the rafting industry. When you make a reservation you will have up to 48 hour before your trip to cancel and receive a FULL REFUND. Due to limited availability we cannot give refunds for no shows or for cancellations made with less than 48 hours notice.
Do I need to make a reservation?
Yes. You can call us at 866-333-7238 to make your reservation, or book on our website.
Will I get wet?
Yes! The rapids will splash some water up into the boat, many people also choose to swim during some of the relaxing flat sections of the river. Bring a change of clothing for when you’re done!
More Questions? Let's Chat! (866) 333-7238

Want More Adventure?

Raft and zipline in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area with our partner, Wears Valley Zipline Adventures, the best zip line tours in the Smoky Mountains.  
Call at 865-428-1545 and tell them you are rafting with us to get a discounted offer for your zipline tour.
Raft With The River Experts
(866) 333-7238
©2024 Raft Outdoor Adventures. All Rights Reserved.
This site uses Google reCAPTCHA V3. Read the privacy policy and terms of service for more information.