White Water Rafting – An Adventurous Thing to do in Pigeon Forge
Summer is nearing and there’s nothing better on a warm summer’s day than a dip in the sparking clean and wonderfully cool rivers in Pigeon Forge! It’s so much fun and, in our opinion, one of the best outdoor adventure things to do in Pigeon Forge. Let us tell you a little bit about it!
The Pigeon River boasts two sections, upper and lower and has something for all adventure levels. Really, there’s no better place to try out rafting because the scenery you’ll enjoy is absolutely breathtaking!
The upper section of the river has some thrilling whitewater rapids. Locals have nicknamed portions of the 5-plus miles of lively waters with some fun names like Razor Blade, Too Late, and Vegematic, which definitely makes you wonder what you’re in for. But don’t fret because Pigeon Forge has some great rafting companies with trained and certified guides who put safety first (more on that later).
The lower section of Pigeon River is less about the rapids and more about scenic floating. The rapids are not nearly as…well, rapid, and the whole family will enjoy the laid-back pace.
What to Know
Be sure to pack your bathing suit and/or quick-drying clothes and remember your SECURE footware. The County River Officer won’t allow Crocs, flip flops or bare feet when rafting. We also recommend leaving your jewelry in the hotel safe, and securing your sunglasses with a safety strap. Nobody wants you losing those shades!
You’ll also want to bring along a towel and a change of clothes and shoes. After a couple hours on the river, you may want to head out to one of Pigeon Forge’s excellent restaurants, and dry clothes equate to a comfortable dining experience.
Who to Call
We mentioned the great certified guides at the rafting companies in Pigeon Forge. Here are a few of the best!
- Outdoor Adventures – Check out the booking specials on this group’s website to save!
- Rafting in the Smokies – Add a ropes course, zipline tour, and rock-climbing wall to your rafting adventure with this group for even more adventure!
- Smoky Mountain Rafting – This group has been taking guests on rafting tours for a long time and has lots of loyal customers!
Now you know what you need to know, so get out there and do some rafting! Of course, if it’s just not your thing, there are plenty of other things to enjoy in town. Check out these Seven Great Things to do in Pigeon Forge. We’d love for you to come visit us at Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center and give us the scoop on other fun things you’ve found to do in our beautiful region. We’re looking forward to your visit!