UPPER PIGEON – Whitewater Trip
The Big Pigeon River boasts twelve Class III and three Class IV thrilling whitewater rapids! Accompanied by one of Rafting in the Smokies professional river guides, you’ll be escorted down five miles of lively white water rafting through Class III & IV rapids such as Too Late, Vegamatic, Razor Blade, After Shave, and Lost Guide.
The scenery surrounding the Pigeon River is just as breathtaking as the rapids. Skirted by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee National Forest, Martha Sundquist State Forest and the Appalachian Trail, the Pigeon has carved its rocky riverbed through some of the most dramatic country in East Tennessee.
Although surrounded by spectacular mountain wilderness, Rafting in the Smokies‘ Pigeon River Outpost is the most accessible outpost in East Tennessee! Just take Exit #447 to Hartford, off I-40 near the Tennessee/North Carolina border and you’re there! It’s that easy! Located only 45 minutes from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Knoxville, TN and Asheville, NC. Make this river rafting trip your next whitewater adventure!